Police Officer Memorial Day!

By: Kate Quattlebaum
May
15
2018

iStock-177113992 Today is Police Officer Memorial Day. This is an annual holiday held in honor of federal, state, and local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty.

This holiday was created October 1, 1961 when President John F. Kennedy signed a bill by Congress to designate today for honoring police officers. In 1994, President Bill Clinton made an amendment that directed the US flag to be flown at half-staff.

In observance of today there are a few things you can do. Many business and individuals across the nation will lower their flags in remembrance of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. If you don’t have a flag, there are often times local memorial services you can attend.

 
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