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Posted on: May 10, 2017
[ARCHIVED] Peace Officers Memorial Observance, May 15 at 10AM
Jacksonville Public Safety officials will host a local observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 10AM at the monument area adjacent to the pond in the Jacksonville Commons.
Community and law enforcement leaders from the region will attend the observance, held to pay tribute to the thousands of men and women who serve with extraordinary bravery. "The observance allows us to remember the heroes who have laid down their lives in pursuit of a safer, more just society," said Chief Mike Yaniero, Director of Public Safety.
The observance will begin promptly at 10AM and will include an honor guard, ceremonial music and laying of the ceremonial wreath. Keynote remarks will be provided by Representative Phil Shepherd, NC House District 15.
The observance is open to the public.
Media questions can be directed to Beth Purcell at 910 581-9909.