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Project Blue Light

To the editor:

During the holiday season, we are asking residents of Marshall and the surrounding areas to support the Project Blue Light. It can be a single blue light in the candlestick replicas in a window, a porch light or an entire decorating theme to show your support for our law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in serving and protecting our communities. It also displays our thanks to those men and women in blue who continue to serve our communities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and our hope that they return home safely at the end of the day.

The color blue is symbolic of peace. Please consider this project in honoring all law enforcement officers by displaying your blue lights during the holiday season. This display will give a dual message — that you support America’s peacekeepers and that you hope the New Year will be a year of peace.

This project got started in Philadelphia when resident Dolly Craig wrote a letter to Concerns Police Survivors (C.O.P.S. chapters. She wrote that she was placing a blue light in her window during the holiday season in honor of her son-in-law Philadelphia Police Officer Danny Gleason, who was killed in the line of duty in 1986 and has been shared with C.O.P.S. chapters nationwide as survivors remember their loved ones who died in the line of duty.

The VFW Auxiliary Post #742 of Marshall

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