Posting Up - Police Edition
Lately we have been posting up near the White House. We love meeting new people and what better place to do it? Tourists, protesters, government employees, pedicabs and all with the sweet smell of street half smokes.
This past week our nation's capital housed some very special guests: cops from around the country for Police Week. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Law enforcement officers from around the world come to Washington D.C. converge on Washington D.C. to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. In total there are approximately 40,000 people who come for the week!
On Friday, we were lucky enough to meet two groups, who graced us with their drumming talent: The New York State Corrections Emerald Society Pipe Band and the Cliffside PD (our Instagram has a picture of one of them!). Let us be the first to say, these cops brought the heat to our drum set.
More importantly, seeing them and so many other individuals in uniform made us think about their duty to protect citizens. It is not easy to put someone else before yourself. In fact, that kind of service is rare and often taken for granted. Yet, these brave individuals consistently put themselves at risk day in and day out to keep everyone safe.
Of course, no institution is perfect. Still, we already see how law enforcement is evolving to be more responsive to the changing needs of their communities. For that, we are ever grateful.