National Peace Officers Memorial Day:
National Peace Officers Memorial Day is an annual observance on every May 15 to commemorate the precious life sacrifices of Enforcement Officers.
|2023||15th May||Monday||United States|
|2024||15th May||Wednesday||United States|
|2025||15th May||Thursday||United States|
Related: Other National Days Celebrated on May 15th:
Why National Peace Officers Memorial Day?
The day is to honor the fallen officers who were in line of the duty to protect the country against crime. Enforcement officers are reputed as the country’s savior as they contribute, put up hard and save millions of the people of the United States. They never fail to sacrifice themselves in order to protect the Nation. Though a single day commemoration is not of much value to the sacrifices, this day strongly insist the families of deceased Enforcement Officers that they were never forgotten and will be remembered throughout the American History. May 15 is a special day to honor the warriors by the captain of America, the President.
How can we observe National Peace Officers Memorial Day?
Visit the Memorial:
Visit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial at Judiciary Square. As you all know, on this day all the fallen service members names will be added formally on the memorial wall and the NLEOM Fund Holds a Candlelight vigil to honor all the heroes of American Enforcement Department. Witness the historic event and pay your commemoration and condolence. Use the hashtags #NationalPeaceOfficersMemorialDay and #PeaceOfficersMemorialDay to share your observance.
Help their Families:
Help the families of dead soldiers by any means. Mental comfort is what they need at a point more than financial support. This personal loss would be huge for them. Losing a precious son and daughter would be more than losing a soldier to a country. Though we honor, we always think just 2 soldiers dying is better than 200 fatalities. But, for the concerned families, the loss is irreplaceable. A country can get a soldier, but a mother cannot get back his dead child. Help their families, run to them and help as much you could, not only on this day, but whenever possible. If this become a practice, it would be become a social phenomenon. Helping them is not considered as help, but as a duty.
Organize a Local NGO in Your Locality: Lets organize a small Group for families of the dead soldiers and to try helping them in all possible means. Instead of a bigger organization, a smaller one helps the needy on time.
Some of the helps would be:
*Taking the Old Adults to the Hospital Check, in case of no support
* Taking Free Tuition for the Children
* Offering Free Child Care services for Children at least 1 hour a day.
* Providing Shift basis Food.
* Spend some quality time. Have a small talk.
* Organize a charity event.
Donate Money: Some people will be so busy in life, and they could hire someone to get their own work done. Those type of busy schedule people could not contribute any physical support.
If you fall under this category, the left option is financial support to the family. Offer “meaningful” support and help them. Check out the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and donate if donation is accepted.
Interesting facts about National Peace Officers Memorial Day:
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., United States commemorates 21,183 U.S. law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty throughout American history. In accordance with that, Mario Biaggi, an American politician, attorney, and police officer established The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) to financially support the cause.
The Museum tells the story of American Law Enforcement Department and the Fallen.
Every year, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund organizes a candlelight vigil to formally adding the names of the heroes who died. This event is usually witnessed by more than 20000 visitors.
History of National Peace Officers Memorial Day:
The United States of Congress recognized Every May 15 to be a National Observance for all the Peace Officers who devoted and sacrificed themselves to the country. The holiday was created on October 1 ,1961. After exactly 1 year, the then president John.F.Kennedy signed the official bill to pass this as a Law. The main objective of this bill as stated by Kennedy is to honor all the Peace officers who worked selflessly regardless of the vulnerable environment.
The joint resolution states that this day is dedicated to all the enforcement officers who had sacrificed their lives on behalf of the Nation in the battle against crimes. Not on May 15, the Whole week is being authorized to be observed as “National Police Week”.
In 1994, the then President Bill Clinton amended the law by directing the flag to be flown at half-staff. Every year the day is observed at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C where all the “Killed in Action” officer’s names are engraved. Every year, the names are formally added on this day.
Joe Biden, the US President Speech Remark in 2022.
“I hope all the families — sons, daughters, husbands, wives, moms, dads — I hope you’re able to take a measure of comfort and strength from the extended family you have here and all around you.”