Law Enforcement Memorial Day May 15th
Law Enforcement Memorial in St Paul
Law Enforcement Memorial Day May 15th - HG members will begin walking the blue line (Law Enforcement Memorial in St Paul) on the evening of the 14th and will conclude the evening of the 15th
The Law Enforcement Memorial Association (LEMA) announces the annual Standing of the Memorial Guard. It will commence on May 14, 2017 at 1900 hours when officers from all over Minnesota travel to St. Paul to the State Police Memorial where they stand in silent vigil for 20 minutes shifts. This is to keep alive the memories of the 277 fallen law enforcement officer in Minnesota who have lost their lives while protecting their communities. This vigil will continue throughout the night and until the following day when the officers will complete the standing of the guard at 7:00pm. Please contact board member Renee Kaulfuss at 763-767-6571 if you have questions, or register to stand on-line at our website, mnlema.org
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 277 officers through a combination of police bagpipe music, vocal solos and full music compositions. The ceremony will be begin at 7:25pm on May 15th 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 763-228-4930 for further details.