Community asked to support Project Blue Light

The Brainerd VFW is urging the community to consider supporting our police force and remembering fallen police officers.

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One of the most popular nationwide public movements designed to support the police force and to remember fallen officers is Project Blue Light.

The Brainerd VFW is urging the community to consider supporting the local police force and remembering fallen police officers. Like veterans, these men and women put their lives on the line 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This year, along with the VFW red, white and blue Christmas tree, a blue-lit tree shines inside to honor local officers, said VFW Auxiliary President Sue Sterling in a news release.

The color blue is symbolic of peace. Consider showing support of the police by displaying a single blue light shining in a window porch light or an entire tree to show support for all local law enforcement officers.

Project Blue Light got its start in Philadelphia to honor Police Officer Danny Gleason, who was killed while on duty in 1986. The idea has since been shared with Concerns of Police Survivors chapters nationwide and grows bigger each year as survivors’ band together to remember the loved ones lost in the line of duty and to honor all officers who protect and serve.

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