May 13, 2019

National Police Week 2019

It's time to honor and support law enforcement officials across the country! Every year, thousands gather in Washington, DC to participate in a series of event that celebrate law enforcement officials.
 
The schedule of events in Washington can be found below.  More information on National Police Week can be found HERE.  
 
Are you celebrating National Police Week with your local?  We want to hear about it!  Please submit any stories or photos of celebrations via Facebook message at facebook.com/NAGEUNION or to communications@nage.org.  
 
Monday, May 13, 2019

31st Annual Candlelight Vigil
The Candlelight Vigil will be held at 8:00 p.m. on the National Mall between 7th and 12th Streets. The event is sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. No tickets are required and everyone is welcome. For additional information please call 202-737-3400.

FOP DC Lodge #1 Tent City Events
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Police Week Tent City and groundbreaking of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. As we come together to attend National Police Week 2019, we are proud to celebrate 30 years of commitment to our Blue family.

Tent City will once again take place May 13th, 14th, and 15th at RFK Stadium - Lot 8. The venue is located at 2400 East Capitol Street S.E., Washington, DC 20003. Tent City is open from 11:00 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily. RFK provides plenty of paid parking and access to the Stadium-Armory Metro station (Silver, Orange and Blue Lines), which is only a 9 minute walk from the site.

Join us at Tent City to enjoy music, food, and drinks at the bar with your friends. Our volunteers are here to serve you, ensure that you have a great time while visiting DC, and most importantly, provide a safe, fun environment to reflect and catch up with old friends. We are excited to welcome over 80 vendors. The complete list of vendors is found at www.policeweektentcity.com. Kids Zone will provide family friendly fun and games from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m daily.

There will be a shuttle for Tent City. The stops are as follows:

• DC Lodge 1
• Madison Drive NW & 3rd street NW (This stop only May 13 for the vigil, 1830-2230)
• Navy Yard Metro Station
• Tent City
• Kelly's Irish Times

Buses will be available from 1100 hours until 0100 hours. The 1100 hour buses will start from DC Lodge 1.

Stay updated on all things Police Week and Tent City 2019 by visiting our website www.policeweektentcity.com, and across social media at @policeweekdc. See you there!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

National Police Survivors Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens
Sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel. Family and co-worker survivors have opportunities to receive support to understanding grief, prepare for trial, learn new coping skills, and build connections with others. School-aged children of fallen officers spend the day off-site at local and federal law enforcement academies taking part in activities specially tailored for their ages. Visitwww.nationalcops.org or call 573-346-4911 for more information.

Annual Steve Young National Honor Guard Competition and Pipe Band Competition
This event is hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police and takes place at the Grant Statue (west front of the United States Capitol.) During the day you will see honor guard teams and pipe bands all performing for the public as they pay their heart felt tributes to law enforcement and the nation’s surviving families. Time: 8:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m.

Contact: Ken Roske
Fraternal Order of Police, National Memorial Committee
711 4th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
e-mail: policeweekhg@aol.com
www.policeweekhonorguard.com

FOP DC Lodge #1 Tent City Events
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Police Week Tent City and groundbreaking of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. As we come together to attend National Police Week 2019, we are proud to celebrate 30 years of commitment to our Blue family.

Tent City will once again take place May 13th, 14th, and 15th at RFK Stadium - Lot 8. The venue is located at 2400 East Capitol Street S.E., Washington, DC 20003. Tent City is open from 11:00 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily. RFK provides plenty of paid parking and access to the Stadium-Armory Metro station (Silver, Orange and Blue Lines), which is only a 9 minute walk from the site.

Join us at Tent City to enjoy music, food, and drinks at the bar with your friends. Our volunteers are here to serve you, ensure that you have a great time while visiting DC, and most importantly, provide a safe, fun environment to reflect and catch up with old friends. We are excited to welcome over 80 vendors. The complete list of vendors is found at www.policeweektentcity.com. Kids Zone will provide family friendly fun and games from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m daily.

There will be a shuttle for Tent City. The stops are as follows:

• DC Lodge 1
• Madison Drive NW & 3rd street NW (This stop only May 13 for the vigil, 1830-2230)
• Navy Yard Metro Station
• Tent City
• Kelly's Irish Times

Buses will be available from 1100 hours until 0100 hours. The 1100 hour buses will start from DC Lodge 1.
Stay updated on all things Police Week and Tent City 2019 by visiting our website www.policeweektentcity.com, and across social media at @policeweekdc. See you there!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service
Sponsored by the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police and the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary. The Memorial Service will be held on the West Front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

The Service begins at 11:00 a.m. and is expected to run approximately 2 hours. Contact: Lou Cannon (lcannon@dc-fop.org) or Linda Hennie (lshennie@aol.com). The Wreath Laying Ceremony will be held immediately following the Memorial Service. Media inquiries: media.policememorialservice@gmail.com.

Drinking water trailers, donated by Anheuser Busch, will be available. We highly recommend that you bring plastic refillable water bottles to the service. Although cups will be provided, it will help the reduction of litter if people use refillable plastic bottles.

Honor Guards: If your agency's team wishes to sign up for the Cordon and Colors Honor Guard, you need to submit the following specific information to lcannon@dc-fop.org: name, date of birth, SSN and agency of each member of the team. All information must be submitted no later than April 15, 2019, 1700 hours. Check in for Honor Guards will be at the Garfield Circle Entrance. Plan to be in position from 0830 hrs to around 1500 hrs when the service concludes. All Honor Guard Rifles must be rendered inert; i.e, bolt welded shut or barrel blocked so as to render it incapable of being fired on a permanent basis..

Please note: Service begins promptly at 11 a.m.

FOP DC Lodge #1 Tent City Events
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Police Week Tent City and groundbreaking of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. As we come together to attend National Police Week 2019, we are proud to celebrate 30 years of commitment to our Blue family.

Tent City will once again take place May 13th, 14th, and 15th at RFK Stadium - Lot 8. The venue is located at 2400 East Capitol Street S.E., Washington, DC 20003. Tent City is open from 11:00 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily. RFK provides plenty of paid parking and access to the Stadium-Armory Metro station (Silver, Orange and Blue Lines), which is only a 9 minute walk from the site.

Join us at Tent City to enjoy music, food, and drinks at the bar with your friends. Our volunteers are here to serve you, ensure that you have a great time while visiting DC, and most importantly, provide a safe, fun environment to reflect and catch up with old friends. We are excited to welcome over 80 vendors. The complete list of vendors is found at www.policeweektentcity.com. Kids Zone will provide family friendly fun and games from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m daily.

There will be a shuttle for Tent City. The stops are as follows:

• DC Lodge 1
• Madison Drive NW & 3rd street NW (This stop only May 13 for the vigil, 1830-2230)
• Navy Yard Metro Station
• Tent City
• Kelly's Irish Times

Buses will be available from 1100 hours until 0100 hours. The 1100 hour buses will start from DC Lodge 1.

Stay updated on all things Police Week and Tent City 2019 by visiting our website www.policeweektentcity.com, and across social media at @policeweekdc. See you there!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

National Police Survivors Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens
Day two of conference will allow surviving family and co-workers more opportunities to learn about coping, grief, and build connections. Kids and Teens of fallen officers spend the day with activities. In the evening, family and co-worker survivors can relax and enjoy the "Picnic on the Patio" at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel. Visit www.nationalcops.org or call 573-346-4911 for more information.

The full schedule of events can be found HERE.  


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