Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day
“The Hill of Remembrance” and the "Walk of Heroes"
For the past 13 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, 13,723 flags were posted.
2023 Memorial Service
The Friday night memorial service included over 500 family survivors, law enforcement officers and civilians who had the opportunity to tour the facility before attending the ceremony honoring fallen heroes.
The celebration of courage and sacrifice included multiple agency honor guard units, the Brevard Police & Fire Pipe and Drums Band, a roll call of those lost in the line of duty in 2022, a 21-gun salute, and stirring music.
On Saturday, the family survivors were treated to a day of fun and games on the grounds of the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum. The families enjoyed a barbeque lunch and there were plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained.
“The day was perfect. Although it was warm and sunny, there were plenty of activities inside the museum to cool down and chill out,” said Lori Shepherd, Director of Family Survivor Fund. “I think everyone enjoyed the opportunity to relax and have fun together as families. And, as always, the survivor families cherish the opportunity to spend time together and share joy for a change, instead of grief. That is our goal each year, after the intensity of our Friday night service.”