National Peace Officers Memorial Day

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week determining the dates for National Police Week 2014 — Sunday, May 11th through Saturday, May 17th.

At the conclusion of the 33rd Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, leaders of the Fraternal Order of Police, the FOP Auxiliary, Concerns of Police Survivors and the Memorial Fund brought the wreath from the Capitol to the Memorial to remain under the watch of honor guards from all over the country for the rest of the evening.

Take a look at our photos of the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Wreathlaying at the Memorial:

At midnight, a lone piper walked through the Memorial, and the flags were returned to full staff, signaling the end of Peace Officers
Memorial Day.