Monday, November 23, 2015

Memorial Statue Wreath-Laying Ceremony

November 23, 2015

WHAT:                 Memorial Statue Wreath-Laying Ceremony
WHEN:                 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 24

WHERE:               Festival Park (adjacent to Richmond Coliseum)

Join Mayor Dwight C. Jones and Chief Alfred Durham as a Wreath-Laying ceremony is held at the Police Memorial statue in Festival Park.
Mayor Jones and Chief Durham will be joined by retired Richmond Police Department Officer Glenwood Burley and the Department Honor Guard to recognize the recently reconditioned memorial statue. The sculpture of an officer carrying a child lists the Department officers that have fallen in the line of duty.

“Mayor Jones and I believe this week, the week we celebrate Thanksgiving, is an appropriate time to renew our appreciation for this memorial statue,” Chief Durham said. “Last week the statue was cleaned by the artist who created the memorial and the area has been re-landscaped. We gather to reflect upon the honorable service and sacrifice of our officers and the appreciation captured in this statue.”