Law enforcement officers will get a big, bright “thank you” at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College next week. NWTC staff have created an animated blue light display to thank Northeast Wisconsin’s many law enforcement officers, thousands of whom are NWTC graduates. The public is invited to participate and add their appreciation for the men and women who risk their lives for our safety every day.
The display is set up around the NWTC District Office flagpole and circular driveway, facing Mason Street. (See DO on this campus map) The lights are synchronized with three songs chosen in cooperation with NWTC’s Public Safety department. Visitors can park near the lights and tune their radio to 88.9 to experience the display.
Join us for the Lighting Ceremony: Law enforcement officers and NWTC staff will gather at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 to light the lights. The public is welcome and encouraged to join us indoors for a few words followed by lighting of the lights.
Members of law enforcement: Come to NWTC during the week of January 9 to take a picture with your squad car or family in front of the lights! Share it in social media using the hashtag #NWTClights. The display will stay on all week to allow more participation.
Community members: Share a positive law enforcement experience or a “thank you” in social media with the same hashtag, #NWTClights.
The event marks National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (LEAD), a day set aside to honor the approximately 780,000 law enforcement officers in the United States.
Want more ideas for thanking public safety?
Decorate with blue lights or display a blue light in your window. (Details: http://www.dc-cops.org/campaign.php)
Wear blue clothing in support of law enforcement.
Send a card of support to your local police department or state agency.
Ask children in your community to write letters in support of law enforcement.
Post a message to your organization’s web site or social media page(s).
Most importantly, if you see a law enforcement officer, say thank you!
Photos of Blue Light Tribute to Law Enforcement