This spring, we hosted our annual Police Officer Memorial Day event, and it was a joy and pleasure to hold the event in person this year! We had a little more than 500 family survivors in town for the ceremony on May 14 and the group outing the following day. The twilight ceremony had a crowd of some 900 people and it included prayers, a reading of the names of the fallen in 2020 and a reading of the names of officers who died in prior years. Family members and friends were in attendance for inspirational songs as a well as a flag-draped horse drawn caisson and a low altitude helicopter flyover. The survivor group outing was a very enjoyable visit to Kennedy Space Center with a catered lunch.
We are officially fully into the design and engineering phase for our super exciting project, The United States Law Enforcement Eternal Flame. This will be a truly amazing tribute to all members of the law enforcement family — past, present and future — and will properly honor the amazing, dedicated law enforcement officers who have played, play and will play their role that is essential for us to be able to safely and securely go about our daily lives.
Planning is underway for Phase 2 of the adjoining land. This phase will greatly enhance the experience guests to the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum may enjoy, and it will also be a nice asset for the areas surrounding our facility. We hope to be able to release more details soon!
Please give a warm and sincere thank you to the law enforcement officers in your community every time you have a chance. You’ll be glad you did.