National Police Officer’s Week event set for May 23 in Akron

Posted May 18, 2018 at 9:14 pm

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice or gather in cities for services and memorials around the country.

Free Movie Shown

In Plymouth County there will be several showings of the movie. “Fallen:”

• Wednesday, May 9 at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the American Bank in Remsen;

• Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Merrill;

• Monday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post #724 in Brunsville; and

• Thursday, May 17 at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. at American Bank Le Mars.

• Wednesday, May 23: At 7 p.m. at Akron-Westfield School Auditorium.

Service Planned

There will be a service of appreciation for Peace Officers held Wednesday May 16 at 7 p.m. at LeMars Bible Church.

Everyone is welcome to attend any event.

Sponsors and hosts for these events include: Habitué Coffehouse & Cakes to Remember, Bellissimo Coffe Works, American Bank, American Legion, First United Methodist Church of Merrill, and LeMars Bible Church.

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