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Grand Rapids holds Police Memorial Day of Service

7:02 AM, May 16, 2013   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Flags across Michigan were lowered to half-staff Wednesday in honor of our brave men and women in blue.

Governor Snyder ordered the flags lowered at the the White House, as the nation recognizes National Peace Officer Week.

The week is a sacred one for officers around the country as they honor their fallen comrades.

Wednesday, President Barack Obama paid tribute to officers killed in the line of duty by "saying they never let down their guard" and the public they serve should "never let slide our gratitude."

Thursday Grand Rapids will show its gratitude during the annual day of service. The Grand Rapids Police Memorial Service will start at 10 a.m. It is being held at Rosa Parks Circle on Monroe Center in downtown Grand Rapids. State Representative Winnie Brinks will be guest speaker. A reception will follow the service. That is being held on the third floor of the Grand Rapids Police Department downtown.

The event is free and open to the public. About 300 people attended last year's ceremony. Organizers really encourage people to come out again this year.

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