Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Project Blue Light

Yesterday a customer "enlightened" us to
Project Blue Light.......

It’s just one blue light bulb,
but it can have a profound impact on those who choose to protect and serve.
Project Blue Light, a long-standing tradition that involves placing a blue light in the window of a home during the holidays, has become a way of recognizing the service of law enforcement officers who are serving communities and those who have fallen in the line of duty.
Ricky Parks, a Rocky Mount senior police officer and sergeant-at-arms for the N.C. Fraternal Order of Police, said the gesture is appreciated among the law enforcement community.
“One blue light in the window honors those injured or killed in the line of duty, and those on the street,” Parks said.
Project Blue Light was initiated in 1988 in Pennsylvania, after a woman whose son-in-law was killed in the line of duty began the practice of putting a single blue light in an electric candle in the window of her home, according to the Concerns of Police Survivors Web site — an organization for families of fallen police officers that promotes Project Blue Light.
Parks said he encourages as many people as possible to display a blue light in the window of their homes to show support for all law enforcement officers.

This blue star bulb is available while supplies last at Brown & Hopkins. It fits into our little electric window candles, just perfect for your window sill.

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