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Photos From the 21st Annual Candlelight Vigil

Photos From the 21st Annual Candlelight Vigil

By Kevin Powers

May 10, 2009

Tens of thousands of law enforcement personnel gathered in Washington, D.C., for the reading of the 387 names that were added to the wall at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

Officers, survivors and supporters came from all over the country for the event hosted by The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).

The event’s speaker of honor was Attorney General Eric Holder. Additional speakers included NLEOMF Chairman and Executive Director Craig Floyd and Concerns of Police Survivors President Jennifer Thacker.

Begin Candlelight Vigil Slide Show


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    wildsoldier

    over 4 years ago

    1246 Comments

    RIP brothers and sisters.......

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    184retired

    over 4 years ago

    3806 Comments

    http://support.nleomf.org/site/PageNavigator/CandlelightVigilRegist... This is the link to watch the vigil on May 13 at 8 p.m. That is supposed to be live...Never made it to the entire police weeks events so I'm not sure which this is...But I am sure it is worth watching......

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    AKangel

    over 4 years ago

    4974 Comments

    So very beautiful of a vigil, Rest in Peace Fallen Brothers and Sisters, Thank you to all who have served, and those who are actively serving.
    If interested go onto the Forum Police Memorial Day/ Police week and talk about your State Memorial Day, share pictures, poems and thoughts. Let's keep it going all thru Police week .
    A great way to Honor our Fallen Officers.
    God Bless.....

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    184retired

    over 4 years ago

    3806 Comments

    goincode of course the president didn't show up...He HATES the police....

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    CHP

    about 5 years ago

    5608 Comments

    I have attended three times and it is always quite a moving experience. Three times for friends on the wall..

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    Gonzalez23

    about 5 years ago

    148 Comments

    I wish I could have been there.

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    justnpoo

    over 5 years ago

    12 Comments

    Thank you for putting a light on this Memorial. My brother is on the wall...2005. I will be at every memorial as long as I possibly can. There are still so many who know nothing of this Memorial and the whole week surrounding May 15. Not untill one loses someone does the importance of not forgetting rings so loud. Thank you again and may God bless the NLEOMF and C.O.P.S. for all they have done and will do in the future. Thank you for remembering my little brother.

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    buzz

    over 5 years ago

    68 Comments

    I wish I could have been there.

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    RUNandGUN

    over 5 years ago

    14 Comments

    I was there. And it was AWESOME. This year's ceremony and candle light service was really great.

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    Willsnipeforfood

    over 5 years ago

    274 Comments

    RIP LEO brothers and sisters.

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    ondemand

    over 5 years ago

    66 Comments

    This is a good thing and our fallen should not be forgooten for the sacrafic that was made.

    They need to do a memorial for all the ones that LEO's has taken down for trying to take down LEO's to let the world know that we are not laying down and taking this sacrafic.

    LET THE WORLD KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    philfroggy

    over 5 years ago

    1564 Comments

    I hope that one day I can make it to this event, RIP to all the fallen

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    koolaidmom37

    over 5 years ago

    28 Comments

    I would like all officers to recognize the work that COPs ..Concerns of Police Survivors, does for this event as well ...it could not go on without them. the work they do for all survivors is very important. Go to COPS website and see for yourself. They practically hand carry a lot of those survivors through the week..beside all the other things they do ..while there the PSOB donated 1 point 2 million dollars to us. along with tons of other Donations ..Once again go to the web site and see some of what we do..

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    koolaidmom37

    over 5 years ago

    28 Comments

    I was there and it was beautiful and emotional...remembering when it was for my son in 2006 . Every law Enforcement should try to go at least once .It is an amazing thing that FOP and COPS accomplishes every year. Thanks to all the officers who offer their time to help. and to all of the volunteers..it is a huge job and they do it well. By the way Bush did not show up last year, and it was a huge disappointment that this prez didn't either.I have been every year since 2006. and will go as often as I can.

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    7611HPD

    over 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    I've been in law enforcement for 5 years and have been to the Memorial and Vigil for the last 4 years and will continue to go every year to pay my respects to those who have gone before me and their families

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