The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum holds a Memorial Service each year during Police Week to honor law enforcement’s fallen heroes. We extend an invitation to all Police Family Survivors to join us as we remember our heroes that we miss so much. This year’s service will take place on Friday evening, May 17th at 7:30pm and will be held on the grounds of the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum. The memorial service will provide a time to reflect on all of our law enforcement officers lost over the years. There will be a final roll call of the officers lost in 2012, as well as a roll call of those officers lost in previous years that have family in attendance. Our hope is that you will receive a blessing and encouragement while you visit during this special time. All of us want to pay tribute to how these officers lived, and to remember that they died in service to their fellow citizens.
There will be open seating at the Memorial Service for all attending with the exception of a section marked off for 2012 survivors. We welcome and recommend that you come to the property early so you can tour the museum and locate your loved one’s name on the memorial wall. This is a good time to make name tracings for yourself and other family members that are not able to attend. The service will conclude around 9:00pm and the museum & memorial will remain open afterwards until 10:00pm for those unable to visit prior to the service.
It’s important to take the time to reflect on the officers we’ve lost over the years but it is equally important to connect with family and make new friends. On Saturday, May 18th, we invite you to join us for a Bar-B-Q at Fox Lake Park in Titusville. The park is located just 5 minutes down the road from the hotels. We’ll be serving Bar-B-Q and all the fixin’s along with live music that will begin at 11:30am. There is a great playground at the park for the children and there will be activities and games as well.
We hope you will be able to join us for this time of fun, food and fellowship which will give you an opportunity to get to know other survivors from across the country and build relationships that will last a lifetime.
All Family Survivors who plan to attend the Memorial Weekend will need to register with the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum. The registration fee is $20 per person, 2 years and under are free. Registration entitles each member to a memorial button, 2013 memorial t-shirt and a ticket for Saturday’s event. These items will be available to pick up at the museum on Friday, May 17th prior to the Memorial Service.
Please read the information on accommodations carefully:
This year’s accommodations are available at the Hampton Inn or Fairfield Marriott located directly off I-95 in Titusville. This year you will contact the hotel of your choice directly to make your reservations. When you place your reservation, you will be required to make a deposit of $19 + tax per night for Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th. There is no additional charge for these 2 nights, as the Police Hall of Fame will pick up the balance. If you would like to extend your stay, additional nights are available for $79 and can be made when you make your reservation. All reservations, as well as changes and cancellations to your reservation must be done through the hotel. Both hotels offer a free hot breakfast for their guests and Cracker Barrel is located next door. Check in time at the hotels is 3:00pm, which will provide ample time to rest and grab a bite to eat prior to the service. All hotel reservations must be made by April 1, 2013.
Transportation to Titusville, Florida is NOT provided. If you plan to fly into the area, we suggest you check the rates to fly into Orlando International Airport, Orlando/Sanford Airport, or Melbourne International Airport. Drive time to the hotel and American Police Hall of Fame and Museum is comparable from each airport. You will also need to arrange for a rental car during your stay.
We hope you will consider joining us for our Memorial Service and look forward to seeing many of you once again and meeting others of you for the very first time.
4735 Helen Hauser Blvd
Titusville, FL 32780
(321) 385-1818 / (888)468-4934
Contact: Nancy Evans
4760 Helen Hauser Blvd
Titusville, FL 32780
Contact: Amanda Petker