Today, thousands of police officers and police families are gathering at the U.S. Capitol to honor our fallen brothers and sisters. The National Fraternal Order of Police is hosting its 42nd Annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service.
Each one of those “white chairs” represents a hero that has fallen, and equally as important, heroes who must carry on.
Their lives have been forever changed and through the efforts of so many, they know they are not alone, for we never forget our fallen and the contribution they and their families have made and will continue to make.
We will never let them walk alone. As long as there is a need for “white chairs” to be set up on the lawn of our Nation’s Capital on May 15th to remember and honor our fallen, our work is not done. Never should we lose sight of the reason we do what we must all do—which is to remember and honor.
Take pride in your efforts, for the Fraternal Order of Police National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service doesn’t just happen; it evolves out of our respect and admiration for those who gave far more than we have. We must never let them walk alone!