Annually May 15 is marked as Peace Officers Memorial Day in the United States to pay tribute to the law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation and for all those who are currently serving on the front lines of the battle against crime. Annually, on this occasion, institutions, government agencies, and residents flee United States flags at half-staff in memory of those officers.
Peace Officers Memorial Day History
Peace Officers Memorial Day was proposed by Congress to that time President John F. Kennedy on October 1, 1961, and in 1962 Kennedy declared Peace Officers Memorial Day to be celebrated annually on May 15 to pay tribute to the local, state, and federal peace officers who have died, or who have been disabled, in the line of duty. While In 1994, 42nd U.S. President Bill Clinton made an amendment via (Public Law 103-322) that led the US flag to be flown at half-staff on May 15 in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day.