Peace Officer Memorial Day 2019 is on Wednesday, May 15, 2019: When was the first Police Memorial Day?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 is Peace Officer Memorial Day 2019. Peace Officers Memorial Day Support the National Memorial & honor fallen officers. Learn more!

When was the first Police Memorial Day?

May 15 has been National Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week containing May 15 has been National Police Week, since President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 on October 1, 1962.

Michigan's memorial:

Looks like 2005.

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May 15 is Peace Officer Memorial Day, yes? See Details?

May 15 is Peace Officer Memorial Day, yes? See Details?

JFK got it to pass in 1962. And yes fire fighters have their own.

Why are flags at half staff today 3-14-11?

Why are flags at half staff today 3-14-11?

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Peace Officers Memorial Day, May 15th (Unless that day is also Armed Forces Day.) (sunrise to sunset)

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Memorial Day, last Monday in May (sunrise to noon)

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Patriot Day, September 11th (sunrise to sunset)

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7th (sunrise to sunset)

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President's Day, 3rd Monday in February: A celebration situated between Lincoln's and Washington's Birthdays. It is not a half staff day.

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Flag Day, June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

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Veteran's Day (formerly Armistice Day), November 11th: This is a day to honor our nations Veterans. It is not a day of mourning, but a day of celebration and honor. Therefor, it is not a day of half staff. Citizens are encouraged to flag POW/MIA flags and flags of the Military Branches on this day to show support to our Veterans.

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