Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sea of Blue Ribbon

Every 58 hours an officer dies in the line of duty. 71 officers died in the 911 attack. Police officers put their very lives on the line every day, making split second decisions. As wives, sisters, mothers and daughters of the men and women in blue, our campaign seeks only to say "We love you, we support you and please come home safely".

Beginning Saturday, December 20 at 9:00am through Wednesday, December 31 at 12:00pm EST, we are asking everyone that is a member of the force, a family member of the force, is the friend of a police officer, or has simply been helped at one time or another by a police officer to display a blue ribbon. Put it on your mailbox, deck rail, tree, etc. Many will be working on Christmas eve and Christmas Day, missing special moments with their children. They will be there for you when called. Please show our officers in blue how much we RESPECT and APPRECIATE their service and sacrifice. Source: Sea of Blue Ribbon


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  1. That is such a good idea. We will look for a blue ribbon. We sure do owe a lot to our firemen and the policemen. Have a great day Sandee.

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    1. It's a worthy cause Marg. Thanks for participating. :)

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  2. As a daughter of a retired police officer, thank you.

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    1. Hubby and I are both retired deputy sheriff's. :)

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  3. Sandee, I'm so proud to say that I have friends in the Amherstburg Police Force, one of the new officers in town is a student of mine, another student of mine is a detective in the London, Ontario police force, one is in the Sarnia, Ontario police force and another student of mine is a RCMP who is stationed in British Columbia. I had the opportunity to spend 8 hours with an officer during work hours and it opened my eyes to just what takes place during their work time. During those hours I spent worrying while the rest of the time were waiting for the next call. My respect has always been for the men & women in uniform. Also, I wanted to let you know that when I was thinking about a career, there were two careers that I had hoped for. One was a teacher and the other was being a policeman. Unfortunately at that time the height regulations forced me to changed from a policeman to a teacher. The officers of today deal with the unknown and the many pressures of the day. Congratulations for being who they are.
    Have a great day Saturday Sandee. See ya.

    Paul

    PS I received your beautiful Christmas card yesterday. I placed it in front of the other cards so that my friends could see it. Thank you Sandee.

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    1. It's always been tough being a cop Paul. Thank you for your support.

      I'm glad you got the card. You are a good friend. :)

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  4. What a good idea, Sandee. There are so few ways for the public to show our respect for what the police and firemen and women do for our communities the least of which is to put their lives on the line every day. Another way is to buy the concert tickets some of them sell for raise money for their unions (there are two in my town every year) and, of course, vote when millage increases are on the ballets that will help with their budgets. .

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    1. Just being supported is a wonderful gesture. :)

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    1. With the beating they are taking right now this is indeed a great idea. :)

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  6. We can never say thank you enough to these brave men and women. Great idea!

    Thanks especially for your and Zane's service. Proud to know and love you two.

    Big hugs, honey...

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    1. You are most welcome honey. I had a career that I wanted. It was most fulfilling. :)

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  7. This is wonderful. Thank you, Sandee!

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    1. You are most welcome Michelle. :)

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  8. This is a wonderful idea and much needed these days to remind everyone what police officers do for us daily. We're certainly appreciative and grateful for their service.

    Hope you have a beautiful day Sandee! Scritches to Little Bit!

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    1. I know you are. The hatred of law enforcement we find very disturbing. :)

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  9. What a wonderful idea. We hope a lot of people will put a blue ribbon on their mailbox og trees.

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    1. A lot have done just that. :)

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  10. wonderful idea! roche' says he'll wear a blue thong today!

    smiles, bee
    xoxo

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    1. Tell Roche thank you. I'm sure he's smashing. :)

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  11. Great idea. Respect the Police men with the blue band.

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  12. What a wonderful thing to do. We have a neighbor who is a police officer, I'm going to ask his wife if she knows about this campaign...and I'm going to go see if I have blue ribbon (pretty sure I do!!).

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    1. Thank you so much Rosey. :)

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  13. What a brilliant idea & nice post :-)

    Have a great Saturday Sandee :-)

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    1. We've been honoring the thugs instead of those we should. :)

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  14. I don't think I have a blue ribbon, but I'm sure Walgreens will have one. I'll get a few in case my neighbors need one too.

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    1. Thank you my friend. :)

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  15. what a wonderful idea this is

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  16. oh my gosh- I hope to see lots of blue ribbons up here with all the help the police and firemen/women do every year but especially this year! Thanks Sandee- for your part too!

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    1. After the two NYPD cops that were murdered yesterday I'm guessing that blue ribbons will be showing up all over the place. God bless all those that serve. :)

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  17. The police need our support, and we need to know they will behave in a manner worthy of the badge. It's mutual, and i believe it can be that way, and should be, and needs to be.

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    1. I agree with you 100%. :)

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  18. We often hear praises for the military in times of war but the Police are on the streets day & night 7 days a week. Imagine what society would be like without them in what is an often thankless job. Too bad they don't get more of this type of recognition. I don't know about in America but here in Australia the Police, Fireman & Paramedics don't get the acknowledgement from the government they deserve, especially when it comes to pay & working conditions. Whenever the government wants to save money on their budget these departments are often the 1st ones to get funding cuts. These people are the backbone of our community & they deserve better than our Pollies give them. I have deep respect for the wonderful & often dangerous job that these brave men & women do on our behalf.

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    1. It's the same for our public servants in the U.S. My brother is an EMS captain, who worked for many years as a firefighter/paramedic. He ended up with such a bad back injury that he could actually be on disability, but he refuses to do so because he's so committed to his line of work. He and his fellow workers certainly don't get the compensation they deserve. In my eyes, they are heroes.

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    2. I hear you Tony. That's happening here and it's got to stop. Thugs are the good guys and the good guys are beaten up by the thugs. We've got it backwards here. :)

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    3. Cara, they are heroes. Every last one of them. :)

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  19. It's important information. Thank you for sharing it.
    Thanks for visiting me at animalanarchy.blogspot.com and for your kind comment on my post. :-)

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    1. Thank you Cara and you're most welcome. :)

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  20. It saddens me that two were shot and killed. Senseless.

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    1. Not to the gunman Jean(ie). To him he did the right thing and many in his community will call him a hero. :)

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  21. So sad, but what a beautiful tribute.

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    1. It is sad. I've stood at attention way too many times over my 25 years of service. :)

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  22. That sounds like a good way to show some support for the police. I hadn't heard of this before.

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    1. It's a new movement Binky. Many here are sick and tired of hearing how wonderful the bad guys are and how awful the cops are. Very sick. :)

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  23. Sandee,you and I have had to attend too many funerals with black covered badges,Even as a Retired Corrections Officer I cry when A Brother or a Sister lays down their life in the line of duty. As a Former USAF Sgt I also cry when a Service member lays down their life as well.for the thugs i donot shead a tear.

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    1. I lost count many moons ago Mike. We both attended too many. The thug attitude is the problem right now. :)

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    2. I will post this on my Facebook page. Seymour's too.

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    3. Thanks Mike and Seymour too. I appreciate it very much. :)

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