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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.

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  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 5 years ago

    My heart goes out to the family's and officers this has been dedicated to.May all be blessed in life and after life.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 5 years ago

    I heard that was just amazing. I was talking to an officer about it today when I went to DC.

    It was hard to walk along both walls and see so many names. Even though I only knew one officer on the wall, every pannel seemed to become harder to pass.


  • Steve_mcqueen_max50


    over 5 years ago


    I have and will continue to shed my tears for all the names on the "BLUE WALL" & and the "BLACK WALL". Each and every name represents a Son, Daughter, Mother, Father, all are deserved of the title "HERO". May they all rest in peace in the arms of The Lord.

  • Meand_j_max50


    over 5 years ago


    R.I.P you will not be forgotten

  • Rcmp50_max50


    over 5 years ago


    Strength to all those who have lost a law enforcement friend, partner, or family member.

  • Lieutenantocpd_max50


    over 5 years ago


    I was there for the dedication of the monument 21 years ago. Since then I have unfortunately had two names of friends added to the wall. I will never forget them and god bless their families and those of all the officers that have fallen. So many since I started this job 26 years ago. Be careful guys and gals.

  • Thinker_max50


    over 5 years ago


    God Bless all our fallen Brothers and Sisters and let us never forget their sacrifice!

  • Newer_073_max50


    over 5 years ago


    god bless all of our fallen officers... we will never forget you....

  • Kim_1__max50


    over 5 years ago


    I hope President Obama went to this event since he wants to cut the benefits to the families of these fallen men & women.

    I was hoping to making to D. C. this year for this event but did not. I hope I can make the trip next year. We will never forget our fallen brothers/sisters. You will remain in our hearts. God bless!!

  • Btj_of_texas_max50


    over 5 years ago


    I was hoping to make it to Washington D.C. this week to experience this event first hand, but couldn't make it. God bless all the names on the wall, as well as their families and the brothers and sisters in uniform left behind. You all are true heroes.

  • Knighttemplar2_max50


    over 5 years ago


    Although I am not with you all at the Memorial this year, I am with you all in spirit! God bless our fallen brothers & sisters and their families always! Never forget the fallen hero!

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 5 years ago


    God bless forever our hero, that to fight against the crime and protect our society and our Country

  • 82nd_airborne_max50


    over 5 years ago


    POLICEWEEK....( 2009) The CANDLELIGHT VIGIL is One of If Not the Most Moving, Powerful Events in Honor of those Fallen Officers. Unfortunately due to a family Emergency I could not attend or work Policeweek this year. I would like to also Send a Huge THANK YOU to FOP- DC LODGE 1. The Board and the Lodge Members put on a Host yearly and anyone who has attended should know the Intense Planning and Time it takes. A Huge THANK YOU to N.L.E.O.M.F. for their work and assistance in Making POLICEWEEK Possible. Hope to See You at POLICEWEEK and BE SAFE & WATCH YOUR SIX!!!!!

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 5 years ago

    God bless everyone that has lost a brother or sister in blue. The families will always feel the pain no matter how many years will go by!
    P.S, i don't like the fact that the AG was invited, this guy does not care...heck he does not even believe in the death penalty...he is a clintonite left winger that has no business having our backs in my opinion

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 5 years ago


    let's never forget our brothers and sisters that gave the ultimite sacrafice. God bless everyone.

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