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In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Here is a line-up of this years planned events:

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Annual Blue Mass

The Blue Mass will be held at 12:10 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (10th & G Streets, NW, Washington, DC).

Monday, May 11, 2015

Washington Area Law Enforcement Memorial Service
The FOP Auxiliary in hosting the 36th Annual Washington Area Law Enforcement Memorial Service. This year we will gather to honor and remember the service and sacrifice made by two local law enforcement officers; Sergeant Clinton J Holz ( U.S. Capitol Police ) and Corporal Jamel Clagett (Charles County Sheriffs Dept).

Sunday, May 10, 2015

20th Annual LawRide
Assemble at RFK Stadium/Armory for the procession (19th and East Capitol Street, NE) at 6:00 a.m.  Start up time of 9:45 am for the ride to the National Law Enforcement Memorial for wreath-laying ceremony.  Presentations will be from 11:00 a.m. – Noon.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Police Unity Tour Arrival Ceremony
Ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Begun in 1997, the Police Unity Tour has raised nearly 16 million dollars for the NLEOMF.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

27th Annual Candlelight Vigil
The Candlelight Vigil will be held at 8:00 p.m. at the 400 block of E Street, NW. The event is sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

FOP DC Lodge #1 Events
The FOP DC Lodge will be hosting the local daily events at 1880 2nd Street SW Washington DC.  The event starts at 11:00 a.m. for three days and goes till 2 a.m. Vendors will be set up during this time and will be there for all three days.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

National Police Survivors Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens
Sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel. 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.

13th annual Steve Young National Honor Guard Competition and Pipe Band Competition
This event is hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police and takes place at the Grant Statue (west front of the United States Capitol.) During the day you will see honor guard teams and pipe bands all performing for the public as they pay their heart felt tributes to law enforcement and the nation’s surviving families. 8:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m.

FOP DC Lodge #1 Events
The FOP DC Lodge will be hosting the local daily events at 1880 2nd Street SW Washington DC (just a few blocks from the Washington Nationals Stadium at the corners of 1st and 2nd Streets SW and S and T Streets SW.) The event starts at 11:00 a.m. for three days and goes till 2 a.m. Vendors will be set up during this time and will be there for all three days. Our bar and food service will also be open along with music and entertainment. Pipe bands will be required to check in with security before starting to play. No pipe bands will be allowed to play on the May 15 at the site.

Friday, May 15, 2015

34rd Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service
Sponsored by the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police and the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary. 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 is expected to run approximately 2 hours.

FOP DC Lodge #1 Events
The FOP DC Lodge will be hosting the local daily events at 1880 2nd Street SW Washington DC (just a few blocks from the Washington Nationals Stadium at the corners of 1st and 2nd Streets SW and S and T Streets SW.) The event starts at 11:00 a.m. for three days and goes till 2 a.m. Vendors will be set up during this time and will be there for all three days. Our bar and food service will also be open along with music and entertainment. Pipe bands will be required to check in with security before starting to play. No pipe bands will be allowed to play on the May 15 at the site.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

National Police Survivors Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens
Day two of 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.

For more information check out http://www.policeweek.org/

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