Help build the National Law Enforcement Museum
Every 53 hours in America, a law enforcement officer gives his or her life to protect our safety and security. Each of these fallen heroes is honored at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Memorial is a richly deserved tribute to more than 16,000 officers who have died in the line of duty. For those whom the fallen leave behind, the Memorial is a solemn and sacred place: It is where we respect, honor and remember the men and women who placed our safety and welfare above their own.
Permanently and solemnly, the Memorial tells an important part of their story of service and sacrifice. But, as one law enforcement leader recently said, "The Memorial focuses on the end of the story ... We need to tell the rest of the story."
You can help us tell the rest of the story by supporting the historic philanthropic initiative to build The National Law Enforcement Museum. This Museum will be a national symbol of respect and gratitude owed to all federal, state, and local officers.
The Museum's concept design has recently been approved; it is on track to open in 2009. The Museum will celebrate the vital contributions that America's law enforcement officers have made to our nation. 25,000 square feet of the Museum will contain hands-on activities, state-of-the-art interactive technology, and rotating educational exhibits. The Museum will be a symbol of the respect and gratitude owed to all of America's law enforcement officers - past, present and future.
Today - though you are under no obligation - I hope you will honor fallen officers by making a generous donation. Your help is urgently needed to build the Museum, maintain the Memorial, operate our Visitor's Center, continue our efforts to prevent future officer deaths and injuries, as well as to research historical cases so that no hero is forgotten.
I'm asking you today to make a donation in the amount of $100, $75, $50 or $25 to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund before the end of the year. Demonstrate your respect and gratitude to all of America's law enforcement officers. To donate now, please click here.
Like you, I know it's important to thank our law enforcement officers for putting their lives on the line every day. On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of law enforcement officers - past, present, and future, I thank you for your support.
Craig W. Floyd
Your help is urgently needed to build the Museum, maintain the Memorial, operate our Visitor's Center, continue our efforts to prevent future officer deaths and injuries, as well as to research historical cases so that no hero is forgotten.
Donation Disclaimer - The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund charges no admission and receives no government or taxpayer support. We rely solely on the generosity of grateful citizens to honor the service and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers. Of course, you are under no obligation to make a donation, but we hope you will consider doing so.
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