Light a Virtual Candle

United by Light Appeal: Respect, honor and remember law enforcement throughout the year.

Your donation helps maintain the hallowed grounds of the Memorial where our fallen officers will never be forgotten; and supports law enforcement on the front lines of COVID-19.

To participate:

  1. Make an online donation – choose the gift amount that is appropriate and meaningful for you ($10 minimum).
  2. Receive a thank you message with a link to the Virtual Candle Personal Message form.
  3. Dedicate a message of hope and healing and light a virtual candle for your law enforcement hero or agency.
  4. Visit to view all the personal messages.

Your thoughtfulness will shine bright on the Memorial website—thank you!

Show your appreciation for officers serving on the front lines keeping our nation safe during our current health crisis.

Honor a fallen officer. This year, the names of 307 brave men and women will be engraved on the walls of the Memorial.

Remember anniversaries, academy graduations, birthdays, special occasions, or just say thanks to an officer who helped you out.

Thanks to you, the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum will continue to honor fallen officers, maintain the Memorial, tell the story of American law enforcement, and make it safer for those who serve.