Monday, May 24, 2010
Delaware Law Enforcement Memorial Service
It started off as a great day for a well deserved memorial service and ended as a soggy one. A memorial has been erected at Legislative Mall to honor Delaware's fallen officers. It took a lot of time, effort, and money to get this project finished. However, it was all well worth it to those who worked so hard after seeing the families that cherish this display of gratitude. We often forget that there are people all throughout our community working around the clock to keep us safe.
Several of Delaware's elite attended the event. Among these include Mayor Carey and State Auditor Tom Wagner.
I was honored to be asked to sing the National Anthem at this event. Someone that was a key contributor to this memorial was none other than Vice President Joe Biden. Delaware was excited to have him come to visit and celebrate its completion. Thanks to Dave Chambers, I have a wonderful picture of me singing the anthem with the Vice Presidential seal on the podium. It was an honor to sing in respect of all of those who have given their lives to protecting our country. Furthermore, it was incredible being able to sing the anthem in front of one of our nation's top leaders.
After some lovely remarks from those who helped this process be completed, it was time to thank the sponsors. Unfortunately, at that point the heavens opened and the rain began to pour from the skies. We were given umbrellas and ponchos to keep us dry, but there was nothing we could do to keep from getting wet.
Of course, I couldn't leave the event without trying to get a few pictures. I was lucky enough to catch both of the Biden boys at the same time for a quick shot. The Attorney General and I both forgot about the fact that we had on our ponchos, but I think it gives the picture some character! I want to take a quick moment to wish Beau Biden all my best, and that he has a speedy recovery. Thank you to all of the men and women who work so hard to keep our country and our streets safe!