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Police Unity Tour: "We Ride for Those Who Died"

This weekend marks the official beginning of National Police Week. However, this week is remembered over the course of several weeks during the year as organizations fundraise for the National memorial. One such organization is the Police Unity Tour. In 1997 Patrick Montuore, an officer of the Florham Park, New Jersey Police Department, started a bike trip from Florham Park to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C. He hoped to raise awareness of fallen police officers. This group has now grown to over nine chapters with over 1900 riders making the trip to the Memorial. The group not only raises awareness of the sacrifice that police officers make but has also become a major fundraiser for the Memorial. In 2015 the group contributing almost $2 million to the Memorial, bringing the group's total donations to almost $18 million dollars. This year the tour is scheduled to arrive at the Memorial at 2 pm on Thursday, May 12th. If you would like to learn more, or sponsor a rider, visit the police unity website at www.policeunitytour.com.

National Peace Officers Memorial Day falls on Sunday, May 15 in 2016. Because National Police Week takes place during the calendar week on which May 15 falls, this year's official NPW dates are Sunday, May 15, 2016 through Saturday, May 21, 2016.

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Photo by Williamborg. Public domain.

National Police Week

Glendale ParadeStore is a proud sponsor of the 15th Annual Steve Young National Honor Guard Competition and Demonstration on Saturday, May 14 as part of National Police Week. See more information and the full schedule of events at PoliceWeek.org.

National Peace Officers' Memorial Day

May 15 is National Peace Officers' Memorial Day and is held annually to honor federal, state and local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. It is observed in conjunction with Police Week. Display the United States flag in mourning at half staff in remembrance of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

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