Legion salutes peace officers and EMS


Dear editor,

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week.

It is at this time that American Legion Post #22 takes a moment to salute and thank all Law Enforcement Officers, but especially those serving our three communities, and the county of Page. These men and women in blue deserve so greatly our acknowledgement and appreciation for the job they do for us every day.

We support our local police officers and sheriffs, and happily recognize the work they do to keep us safe. The dangers they face every day make their job the most hazardous in the country. We thank them so very much.

Not to be forgotten, and because in 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s, and local communities. This year we celebrate during the week of May 16 to 22 as National Emergency Medical Services Week. The members of Post #22 also take this opportunity to express our greatest appreciation for those who are just a phone call away for providing the life saving skills, or other emergency medical practices, so often needed by Page County citizens. We truly appreciate all that you do and salute you as well.

On May 22, Post #22 will conduct a “Blessing of the Badges” for all Page County First Responders, including our police, sheriff’s officers, EMTs and Fire Fighters. Pastor Gary Nicholson of Page Valley Baptist church will deliver the blessing at the Inn Lawn Park in Luray beginning at 11 a.m.

For God and Country,

Richard Worrell, Commander, American Legion Post #22 ~ Luray, Va.


PageValleyNews.com offers an open forum for the public in its LETTERS section. We encourage letters of local interest by those who live in Page County, Va.; however, we welcome all letters on all subjects from all readers. PVN reserves the right to publish letters at its discretion.

SUBMIT LETTERS TO: publisher@pagevalleynews.com



Happy Mother’s Day to our military moms

On solar project: ‘Show me the money’

Farmers Association: Utility-scale solar offers ‘no substantial benefit’ to county

‘Cape Solar project will have a substantial economic impact in Page County’

Don’t hang out with trash

Praise for VFW vaccination clinic

Page County needs to address highest unemployment rate in the region

Winum Family: A heartfelt ‘Thank you’

How would you have wanted Ben Cline to vote?

Solar games

Solar farm scenario, the big picture

Citizens concerned about impacts of utility-scale solar

Saga of the solar farm fiasco

Supervisors, please do your homework!

Interested in objections to solar ordinance, and why

Call to defend solar ordinance

Top Post Ad

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.