Armed Forces Day & Peace Officers Memorial
Armed Forces Day
President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single
holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members
for their patriotic service in support of our country.
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Peace Officers Memorial Day
Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week is an observance in the United States that pays tribute to the local, state, and federal peace officers who have died, or who have been disabled, in the line of duty. It is celebrated May 15th of each year.
The idea of a Peace Officers Memorial Day came into effect on October 1, 1961, when Congress asked the president to designate May 15 to honor law enforcement officers. President John F Kennedy signed the bill into law on October 1, 1962.
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