|Ken, Jill, Rob, Tom|
|Marching to the Capitol|
|Huge Crowd at the Capitol|
On Saturday, January 17, 2015 from Noon to 3:00 pm, we joined our friends Ken and Jill, Sean and Sterling (and his parents and sister) and Lisa in the "Sea of Blue DC March" to support our police around the nation.
Several of our close friends are police officers: Ken, Jeff and Nathan, and we can't thank them and all the men and women around the nation who keep us safe. So we proudly attended the March in Washington, DC.
|some of the signs|
From the organizers (three wives of policemen): About the March: "END THE MADNESS: SEA OF BLUE DC MARCH"
|Rob and Tom|
|Jill and Ken|
11:30 a.m. - Noon: Meet at the National Law Enforcement Memorial between 11:30 a.m. and noon.
Noon: Moment of Silence and opening ceremony events
12:30:Form up E Street and march to Capitol (approx. 1/2hr walk)
1:00: Arrival, Speakers and Benediction
ARTICLES AND VIDEOS AFTER THE MARCH:
CNN VIDEO (One of the speakers): http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/17/us/police-support-march/
U.K. DAILY MAIL Article! - (with Jill's picture): http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2914934/Blue-Lives-Matter-Demonstrators-march-capitol-Sea-Blue-rally-support-police.html
WNEW-FM News Radio (Washington, DC) Article: http://washington.cbslocal.com/2015/01/17/march-rally-in-support-of-police-planned-in-d-c/
REUTERS VIDEO: http://www.reuters.com/video/2015/01/17/law-enforcement-supporters-march-in-sea?videoId=361807794 (Same video on Yahoo News: http://news.yahoo.com/video/law-enforcement-supporters-march-sea-213157050.html)
That video also appeared on WSB-TV in Atlanta: http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/law-enforcement-supporters-march-in-sea-of-blue/vDBYwp/ and in Dayton, Ohio News: http://www.daytondailynews.com/videos/news/law-enforcement-supporters-march-in-sea-of-blue/vDBYx4/ and Lycos News: http://www.daytondailynews.com/videos/news/law-enforcement-supporters-march-in-sea-of-blue/vDBYx4/ and Atlanta Journal Constitution's webpage: http://www.accessatlanta.com/videos/news/law-enforcement-supporters-march-in-sea-of-blue/vDBYy9/
VIDEO#1: Local Fox 5 report: http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/01/17/hundreds-attend-sea-blue-march-washington-dc-support-police
ARTICLE (WJLA-TV Washington): http://www.wjla.com/articles/2015/01/-sea-of-blue-rally-backs-police-in-d-c--110663.html
ARTICLE: Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/17/police-supporters-washington-dc_n_6494062.html
|old police car|
|Sterling and Sean|
|Supporters holding signs|
|Prepping for the march|
|Jill, Ken, Sean, Tom|
|Lisa Supporting her son|
|Tom and Sean|
ARTICLE FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: http://www.dc-fop.org/news.php
|Sterling and Sean|
The three women who organized the event are all wives of local police officers who say they've had enough of negativity aimed at law enforcement.
Organizer Bobbie Padgett tells WTOP-FM that the march and rally was an opportunity to thank police for their service.
|Three men in blue|
|Lisa in front of the Capitol Dome|
Wince also says many officers have had to work extra shifts to cover the ensuing protests of those shootings.
FROM THE WASHINGTON POST:
|At the Capitol|
Theresa Dittamo, 71, of Woodbridge, Va., remembered her son Paul Dittamo, a police officer who was killed when his patrol car crashed in Anacostia in 2010.
DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG
HERE'S ANOTHER VIDEO FILMED BY SOMEONE INVOLVED IN THE MARCH: