Elementary School News

Flag to Fly at Half-Staff

Posted on: May 15, 2017
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American flags fly at half-staff today, which is National Peace Officers Memorial Day

Wayne Local Schools will honor Peace Officers’ Memorial Day on Monday, May 15, 2017.  The United States Flag will be displayed at half-staff for the entire day.  On this day, and every day, it is fitting to honor those peace officers who gave their lives to protect ours, and to thank the law enforcement officers who serve for their dedication and service to our communities. 

President Kennedy issued a proclamation in 1962 setting May 15th as the day to honor fallen law enforcement officers. The names of more than 21,000 men and women are now included on the memorial walls.  The names of 143 officers who died in 2016 are being added to the national memorial in Washington, D.C.