For the past 7 years the Police Hall of Fame has utilized a beautiful visual image to aid in remembering fallen heroes. This image came to be called “The Hill of Remembrance”. Each year flags are posted on the hillside out front of the Hall of Fame in honor of each family survivor currently in Hall of Fame programs. This past May, during Police Week, 12,548 flags were posted.
On Saturday, May 20th, families were able to participate in one of several free excursions to explore the beauty of the diverse ecosystems and wildlife found on the Space Coast of Florida.
Island Boat Lines Eco Tour – Passengers boarded a covered pontoon boat and enjoyed a narrated tour through the Thousand Islands of Cocoa Beach exploring the spectacular canals which provide shelter to herds of manatee, bottle-nosed dolphin and a variety of coastal birds.
Indian River Queen – Passengers boarded the triple deck paddle wheel boat and enjoyed narration on the Historical Indian River Lagoon, home to herds of manatees, playful bottle-nosed dolphin as well as a variety of coastal birds.
Kayak Tour along the Banana River – Kayakers enjoyed a complete guided tour as they paddled in two man kayaks along the river encountering manatees, dolphins, alligators and a large variety of birds.
Each year the survivor activity is different so be sure to stay in touch to r.s.v.p. for next year’s service as soon as event registration opens.
Plans are underway now for the 2018 Police Memorial Day events. The dates are May 18th-29th, 2018
To be included on the invitation list, send a request to:
Police Memorial Day Invitation
6350 Horizon Drive
Titusville, FL 32780
The 2017 Police Hall of Fame Memorial Service was very well attended by survivor families from around the country. Beautiful weather and a nice breeze allowed the crowd to relax and be comfortable during the outdoor evening service.
An extraordinarily large contingent from the mounted posse as well as a mule drawn caisson and caparisoned horse were on hand and made a grand entrance into the service area just prior to the Central Florida Pipe & Drum Band’s ceremonial opening song. Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey provided a passion filled welcome and the singers and roll call readers all performed well adding just the right flavoring to the service.