~A Tribute To Those Who Wear The Shield~ encourage all of our members to join us this holiday season by participating in Project Blue Light. But, again this year we'd like to do a little more. Please read on and we will explain.
Project Blue Light originated with the idea from a single police survivor, Mrs. Dolly Craig. Dolly’s son-in-law, Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Gleason, had been killed in the line of duty in 1986. When his widow, Dolly’s daughter, was killed in a car accident in 1988, Dolly put two blue lights in her window that Christmas and every Christmas after that in their memory. Dolly Craig is now deceased as well, but the tradition she started lives on.
By placing a blue bulb in an electric candle and placing it in a window of your home or place of business and tying blue ribbons on car antennas during the holiday season you will be showing your support for the service given everyday by our law enforcement officers and your support for the officers who have died in the line of duty and their families. Other ways of showing your support are by placing a single blue bulb in outdoor Christmas decorations such as wreathes, yard luminaries, house lights, etc.
Let your law enforcement officers and community know that you support your law enforcement officers by participating.
By displaying a blue candle in your window and tying blue ribbons to your car antennas, you are saying that you remember those lost and support those who remain and continue to go out to protect us every day. And this year, let's take it out another step.
Let's add a red candle for our firefighters.
Let's add a white one for our EMT/EMS/Emergency heroes, too.
Let's tell them all:
"We remember. We know you're there. We care. And we thank you."