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“Honoring Our Finest”

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Ranked #74 of 445 things to do in Washington DC
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is centered in the 400 block of E Street, NW, and is the nation's monument to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Dedicated on October 15, 1991, the Memorial honors federal, state and local law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of our nation and its people. The Memorial features two curving, 304-foot-long blue-gray marble walls. Carved on these walls are the names of more than 20,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty throughout U.S. history, dating back to the first known death in 1791. Unlike many other memorials in Washington, DC, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is ever-changing: new names of fallen officers are added to the monument each spring, in conjunction with National Police Week in May. The National Law Enforcement Museum will be built across the street, with construction scheduled to commence this spring. In the meantime, we offer a guided 90-minute walking tour in the heart of DC, learning about presidential assassinations, attempted assassinations, and the officers who work behind the scenes protecting our president. For more information, email us at the address provided.
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Honoring Our Finest”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Location is near the White House. The memorial honors those members of Law Enforcement that have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect and serve the public. It is a touching memorial, especially if you know of your members who are listed on the memorial's wall.

Visited February 2013
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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“Sobering reminder of those who gave all.”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

As a former law enforcement officer, I am probably slightly biased toward this memorial, but it is a place of great sadness and respect for me and all of those who I have viewed it with. The names of slain officers are carved into the walls that surround the site with the bronze lions standing guard over them. If you are in the area, please take a moment to stop and honor these men and women.

Visited February 2012
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Saint Marys, Ohio
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“An Appropriate Tribute”
Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

Our law enforcement are "unsung heroes" too often. This was a wonderful way to honor the fallen and pay your respects.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“A moving tribute to those who give so much every day.”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

I'm a police officer, so I'm a bit biased, but this is truly a humbling memorial. Seeing the names of America's Finest fallen officers, you'll soon realize how much these amazing men and women gave every day of their lives. If you know one (or more) of the fallen, the memorial provides paper and pencils for "rubbings" of names on the wall. Take just a moment and reflect on America's heroes.

Visited June 2012
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“Please take a moment of silence.”
Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

Just go there for a few minutes and take a moment of silence if you're in DC. It not about how aesthetically pleasing you feel the memorial might be.. It's about taking a moment of your life and honoring the men and women in blue who died protecting us. For they did not want to die but they did so with honor and distinction.

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