Standing of the Guard Signup (May 14-15)
May 15th is the day we honor law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty in Minnesota and nationwide. Following the Standing of the Memorial Guard, the Law Enforcement Memorial Association will host a Candlelight Service which will be held at the Peace Officers Memorial on the Minnesota State Capitol grounds. The general public is invited to attend this moving celebration where tribute is paid to all 275 officers through a combination of police bagpipe music, vocal solos and full music compositions. The ceremony will be begin at 7:25pm on Sunday with a parade of law enforcement honor guards who will march to the Capital grounds from Wabasha and Exchange. The event concludes with a ceremonial firing party, taps and final musical selections which will include the Minnesota Police Band playing Amazing Grace.
A reception hosted by MPPOA will follow the event and will take place at the St. Paul National Guard Armory across the street at 600 Cedar Street.
Please contact LEMA Board Member Jeff Beahen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 762-228-4930 for further details.