NLEOMF has been hosting the Candlelight Vigil at the Memorial in Washington, DC, for more than two decades - before the Memorial was even completed. This year, with the help of Officer.com, the moving ceremony will be videocasted live over the Internet for the first time ever.
This means that no matter where you are or where you live, you will be able to participate live in the Vigil - you can see the candles light up, watch the beams of blue light spread to make a shield of thin blue lines, and listen to every tone of "Going Home." This year, the names of 387 officers will be engraved in the Memorial, each of them read aloud during the Vigil ceremony.
The Candlelight Vigil will begin at 8 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, May 13. To register online for the live videocast, visit www.nleomf.org/NPW2009.
“Almost every other day in our country, a law enforcement officer sacrifices his or her life for the safety and protection of the rest of us," said Craig Floyd, NLEOMF chairman and CEO. "Coming to the Candlelight Vigil in person or viewing the ceremony over the videocast is a wonderful way for a grateful nation to show its appreciation and respect for these American heroes.”
More information about the Candlelight Vigil and National Police Week.
A complete list of officers whose names are being added to the Memorial this year.