CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Con.Res. 38 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) on February 4, 2009.
H.Con.Res. 38 allows for the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police to sponsor a public event, the 28th annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service, on the Capitol Grounds, in order to honor the law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty during 2008.
The event will be held on May 15, 2009, or on such other date as the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate jointly designate.
Organized by the Fraternal Order of Police and the FOP Auxiliary, this annual ceremony takes place on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol and pays special tribute to those officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty during the past year. This year's service, on May 15, will feature family members of the fallen officers placing flowers in a wreath. Following the service, the wreath will be brought to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., where ceremonial honor guards will stand watch until midnight.