Sunday, May 17, 2009
Police Week 2009--Pt. 2
Wednesday night was the Candlelight Vigil, where the names of those slain in 2008 were read. And for each officer so memorialized, Honor Guard detachments from their departments escorted members of their family to their special reserved seats.
As it grew dark and the candles were lit, you got a real sense of how many people were there. The candles stretched out for two blocks in front of the memorial, and a block to either side. There were thousands and thousands of them, each one held by a police officer, family member or survivor.
Following the ceremony, many of us adjourned to the area set up by the Fraternal Order of Police to socialize. Again, it was wall-to-wall police officers. The streets of Washington DC have doubtfully ever been safer.
A Police bagpipe band played throughout the night.
And these three gals were observed behaving badly numerous times before they were finally "detained" by various police officers.
Yes, that's Poet Laureate, Bridget, and Nicki, the three bloggerettes from The Sniper blog. I have several more "interesting" pictures of them, but I've been warned that Lagniappe will get it should those photos surface.