President Trump put the White House in blue to honor the police officers who were killed on the line of duty for a second time Wednesday.
This special illumination is for the Peace Officers Memorial Day, an annual observance that was first designated in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy. The day of memorial falls down in the middle of Police Week, which takes thousands of police officers from across the country to the capital. A week-long series of events includes a memorial service and a vigil race, a 5K race, a conference for families of fallen officers, and a guard guard competition, and other events.
Trump started the blue light for the police memorial day In 2017, a month after he marked the World Autism Awareness Day with the blue lighting of the White House.
President Barack Obama, showed a rainbow of lights at the White House to celebrate the Supreme Court's decision to adopt gay marriage in 2015, enacting a Federal request Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation to illuminate the White House with blue lights next year to remember the victims of a shooting in Dallas targeted at white policemen.
The reserve army veteran Micah Xavier Johnson has killed five incident officials, leaving nine other officers and two civilians injured, before being killed by a police robe.