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A SALUTE FROM THE PDX RETRO BLOG ~

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National Police Week - National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial FundNational Police Week - National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National
Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which
May 15 falls, as National Police Week.

Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962,
National Police Week pays special recognition to
those law enforcement officers who have lost their
lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection
of others.

Over one hundred officers are killed in the line of
duty each year. We vow to never forget their
sacrifice and their families sacrifice.



 

 

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A REMINDER FROM PDX RETRO BLOG ~

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Originally signed into law in 1952, National Day of Prayer is a day
when people of all faiths are asked to pray for our nation. Title 36, Section 119 of US law states: “The President shall issue each year
a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National
Day of Prayer.

 

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A FUNERAL TRAIN LEFT ON THIS DAY IN 1865

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On April 21, 1865, a train carrying the coffin of assassinated
President
Abraham Lincoln left Washington, D.C. on its way
to Springfield,
Illinois, where he would be buried on May 4.

The train carrying Lincoln’s body traveled through 180 cities
and seven states on its way to Lincoln’s home state of Illinois.

Scheduled stops for the special funeral train were published
in newspapers. At each stop, Lincoln’s coffin was taken off
the train, placed on an elaborately decorated horse-drawn
hearse and led by solemn processions to a public building
for viewing.

Thirty million mourners watch the funeral train carrying the body of Abraham Lincoln from Washington, D.C., back to Illinois.

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PRESIDENT WAS SHOT ON THIS DAY IN 1865

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A drawing illustrates the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, by actor John Wilkes Booth.


President
Abraham Lincoln was shot in the head at Ford’s Theatre
in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865. The assassin, actor
John
Wilkes Booth
, shouted, “Sic semper tyrannis! (Ever thus to tyrants!)
The South is avenged,” as he jumped onto the stage and fled on horseback.
Lincoln died the next morning.

 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Hans Christian Andersen, 1860s Photograph by Danish School
Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875)

 

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