Police Week

By: Marc A. Turner Copyright © 2001


The time has now come, for this one week a year

When we all stop to think… when we all shed a tear


For all of the Heroes, whose names grace the wall

And for all of those Heroes, who still answer the call


Family and friends at the wall they will stand

With pictures, letters, and love in their hands


Left at the wall will be displays of their love

A tribute to those who now watch from above


They will think of the day their world was destroyed

A split second in time… causing such a great void


As they visit the wall, there is great pain in their heart

But strangely it’s there… that the healing can start


As they stand there in awe of this memorial stone

It is then that they realize that they are not alone


So many others with stories quite the same

So many more sharing each other’s pain


Let us all stop and think what this week’s all about

It’s for those who sacrifice for us… day in and day out


And for each name engraved by the stone cutter’s knife

There are hundreds of people… touched by that life


Although it’s just a week, seven days from the year

It’s a lifetime of anxiety, emotions and fear


For most that will ease when the ceremony ends

But this week, lasts forever… for family and friends.






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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund click The above symbol




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