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National Peace Officer Memorial Day was designated May 15th by President John F. Kennedy in 1962.  Every year on the calendar week where May 15th occurs, will be National Police Week to pay special recognition to law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty.


This year National Police Week will be held Sunday, May 11th through Saturday, May 17th.  Events will include:

Monday, May 12th, 2014:

Police Unity Tour - Arrival Ceremony will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014:
26th Annual Candlelight Vigil - The Vigil will be held at 8:00 p.m. at the 400 block of E Street, NW.  No tickets are required and everyone is welcome.
FOP D.C. Lodge #1 Events - The FOP D.C. Lodge will be hosting the local daily events at 1880 2nd Street SW Washington D.C.  The event starts at 11:00 a.m. for three days and goes till 2 a.m. Vendors will be set up and will be there all three days.
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014:
National Police Survivors Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens - Family and co-worker survivors have opportunities to receive support to understanding grief, prepare for trial, learn new coping skills, and build connections with others. School aged children of fallen officers spend the day at Quantico taking part in activities specially tailored for their age.
12th Annual Steve Young Honor Guard Competition - The competition will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, below the west front of the U.S. Capitol.
19th Annual Emerald Society & Pipe Band March and Service - Assemble at New Jersey Avenue and F Street, NW.  Step-off at 6:00 pm. March will proceed to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
Thursday, May 15th, 2014:
33rd Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service - The Memorial Service will be held on the West Front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.  The service begins at 11:00 a.m. and will run approximately 2 hours.
Friday, May 16th, 2014:
National Police Survivors Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens - Day two of the conference will allow surviving family and co-workers more opportunities to learn about coping, grief, and build connections. Kids and teens of fallen officers spend the day with activities. In the evening, family and co-worker survivors can relax and enjoy the “Picnic on the Patio” at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel.
Washington Nationals Police Memorial Night - The Washington Nationals baseball team is welcoming police officers from around the country during National Police Week. Discounted tickets for the Friday, May 16 game are available for police officers. A portion of every ticket sold will be donated to the National FOP Foundation.  Game time is 7:05 p.m.
For more information on National Police Week visit: www.policeweek.org
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