Ceremony remembers 72 officers killed on 9/11, as well as 229 who have died from related illnesses.
Washington, DC—September 11, 2001, remains the deadliest day in U.S. law enforcement history: 72 peace officers were killed in the line of duty during the terrorist attacks that shook the nation. Eighteen years after that horrific day, these heroic men and women will be remembered, along with 229 others who have died since then of related illnesses, during a special ceremony and wreathlaying at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.
At 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, staff and supporters of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will gather at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial for a remembrance ceremony and wreathylaying.
|What:|| 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony and Wreathlaying
|When:||Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 2:00 pm|
|Where:||National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
400 Block of E Street, NW
|Who:||Memorial Fund Board Chair Karen Tandy, CEO Marcia Ferranto, and other special guests|
For media access to this special and very moving ceremony, please contact Robyn Small at 202-737-8524.
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About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a private non-profit organization dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement and making it safer for those who serve. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of 21,910 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund has opened the new National Law Enforcement Museum, which tells the story of American law enforcement by providing visitors a “walk in the shoes” experience. The Museum is working to expand and enrich the relationship shared by law enforcement and the community through the Museum’s educational journeys, immersive exhibitions, and insightful programs. For more information, visit LawMemorial.org.