NATIONAL SECURITY WEEK
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 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.
As security professionals we face all of the same dangers as peace officers in the United States of America. With no national proclamation in place at this time thousands of security professionals around the country have adopted the 3rd week of September starting with Sunday and ending the following Saturday as National Security Week. Security Memorial Day is observed on the Wednesday during National Security Week.
Currently Security Memorial Day is not a single location event. Agencies and business across the country host their own events. Upon introduction of the Traveling Memorial Wall the National Security Officers Memorial Foundation will host a single location event where the names of the fallen will be dedicated to the memorial. This tradition will move to the Physical Memorial upon its completion.
Honor the Memory