September 24 is the Police & Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day

On September 24, 1998, the Government of Canada officially proclaimed the last Sunday of September of every year as the Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day. In announcing the commemorative day, the Solicitor General of Canada stated that “a formal, national memorial day gives Canadians an opportunity each year to formally express appreciation for the dedication of police and peace officers, who make the ultimate, tragic sacrifice to keep communities safe.”

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