Hello, everyone. This is a somber week in St. Lucie County. In the midst of the festivals, the graduations and the many events filling our schedules here, there's one that everyone should make time to attend.
The coming week marks the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Week. For a handful of days, the law enforcement and emergency personnel would like you to take a few minutes to remember those they have lost.
Whether it be to accident, illness or a tragedy, people who have sworn an oath to protect us every day aren't with us.
These are the men and women who fight the fires that didn't burn down your house, that rushed your relative to the hospital in time to save their life, and who pulled over and arrested that drunk driver before the person injured themselves or someone else.
There is so much these public servants do everyday without our knowledge, and without our thanks. It's just part of their job, and they do it willingly, day after day.
There are two memorial events this week. One is a wreath-laying ceremony at 10 on Monday, May 13 at the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office in Fort Pierce. The other is a memorial service at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie.
Even if you can't make it to the actual events, take a moment on one of these days to pause and remember. Or better yet, if you see a local law enforcement officer, firefighter or emergency worker, tell them thank you.
I'll make the time for it. Will you?
Dawn Krebs is the associate managing editor for Hometown News and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.