Schedule for 2023

More events will be added to this schedule page as they are confirmed.


Thursday, May 11, 2023

National Police K-9 Memorial Service
The National Police Dog Foundation, Fraternal Order of Police DC Lodge #1, Courageous Tails, and United for Blue are co-hosting their annual National Police K-9 Memorial Service. The memorial service will include a wreath-laying ceremony to honor the memory of fallen police K-9s who have given their lives in the line of duty. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. and will be held at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, 450 F St. NW Washington DC, 20001. For more information, visit www.nationalpolicedogfoundation.org/k9-memorial.


Friday, May 12, 2023

Police Unity Tour Arrival Ceremony
Arrival Ceremony will be held at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, with ride-in and ceremony, time TBD. To learn more about the Police Unity Tour, visit www.policeunitytour.com, call 973-443-0030, or E-mail info@unitytour.com for more information.

NLEOM will be hosting a combined Honor Guard/Police Unity Tour reception on May 12, 2023, from 7-9pm EST at the National Law Enforcement Museum. For those honor guard teams/members who volunteer for either our Vigil or Stand Watch for the Fallen, and you would like to attend, please RSVP: Honor Guard/Police Unity Tour Reception RSVP.



Saturday, May 13, 2023

Annual Candlelight Vigil
The Candlelight Vigil will honor the officers who lost their lives in 2022. The names will be read by high-ranking government officials, and officials from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as other related individuals. The Vigil take place on the National Mall and it will be livestreamed. The ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. and last around 2 hours. For additional information please call 202-737-3400 or visit nleomf.org.

Honor Guard: Honor guard members are routinely needed/used to form cordons which the survivors walk through as they make their way from the busses to their seats. 30 minute shifts will begin at 4pm, and continue through 8pm. To sign up please use the online Honor Guard Candlelight Vigil Sign-Up form.



Sunday, May 14, 2023

Annual Steve Young National Honor Guard Competition and Pipe Band Competition
The Honor Guard and Pipeband Exhibition will be located at the U.S. Capitol Building Reflecting Pool, which is on the West Side of the Capitol near 3rd Street, SW. Teams will provide a one (1) day event consisting of three segments including Team Inspection, the Color Guard Posting of the Colors and the Exhibition Phase. The performance is to honor those being remembered during National Police Week at our Nation's Capital. These performances are a tribute to the fallen peace officers, their families and to those law enforcement officers across our nation that will stand vigilant in protecting our communities tonight and every night. For more information, please visit www.policeweekhonorguard.com. Time: 8 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m.


Police Vehicle Display
There will be a Police Vehicle Display from 1300-1600 at the U.S. Capitol Reflection Pool. Police vehicles will be on display: old, new and tribute. If you would like to participate, please register your car using this form.


Annual Emerald Society/Pipe Band Memorial March & Service
Assembly will be at New Jersey Ave and F Street NW (near Union Station) at 5 pm; the march will step off at 6 p.m. and proceed to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, where the memorial service will be held. Retreat to the Irish Channel following the service at the NLOMF. For additional information, please contact: John Vize at (914)438-6104 or jvizer@optonline.net. Visit nclees.org/police-week-press-release.html.


National Police Survivors Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens
Sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) at the Washington Hilton. Family and co-worker survivors have opportunities to receive support to understanding grief, prepare for trial, learn new coping skills, and build connections with others. School-aged children of fallen officers spend the day off-site at local and federal law enforcement academies taking part in activities specially tailored for their ages. Visit concernsofpolicesurvivors.org or call 573-346-4911 for more information.



Monday, May 15, 2023

Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service
Sponsored by the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police and the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary. The Memorial Service will be held on the West Front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. The Service mainly honors the officers who recently made the ultimate sacrifice and pays tribute to all the fallen. More details will be provided when available. The Service begins at 12 noon and is expected to run approximately 3.5 hours. All law enforcement attending must wear their badge on their outer most garment. They must also have two (2) forms of government id, which must include their Department’s credentials.

Honor Guard: If your agency's team wishes to sign up for the Cordon and Colors Honor Guard at the May 15th Fraternal Order of Police National Peace Officers Memorial Service, each team member will need to complete the online registration form. On May 15th, check in for Honor Guards will be at the Garfield Circle Entrance. Plan to be in position from 0830 hrs to around 1600 hrs when the service concludes. Please do not bring rifles or flags, they will not be needed for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service.

Standing Watch for the Fallen at the National Law Enforcement Memorial: Honor guard teams take 15-minute shifts standing watch over the Memorial Wreaths used in the Fraternal Order of Police National Peace Officer Memorial Service on May 15th. It is anticipated that Standing Watch will run from noon through midnight on the 15th. To sign up please use the online Standing Watch Sign-Up form.

Media: Members of the media must complete a Media Access Form for the service. Equipment must be in place with check-in between 5am-6am on May 15 (check-in location is at Peace Circle at the white tent located on the sidewalk.) You must present two forms of ID to gain access. All media inquiries may be directed to the following email: media.policememorialservice@gmail.com.


Tuesday, May 16, 2023

National Police Survivors Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens
Sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) at the Washington Hilton. Family and co-worker survivors have opportunities to receive support to understanding grief, prepare for trial, learn new coping skills, and build connections with others. School-aged children of fallen officers spend the day off-site at local and federal law enforcement academies taking part in activities specially tailored for their ages. Visit concernsofpolicesurvivors.org or call 573-346-4911 for more information.