National Police Week
May 15 – May 21 all-day

The holiday was created on October 1, 1961, when Congress asked the president to designate May 15 to honor peace officers. John F. Kennedy signed the bill into law on October 1, 1962. The Proclamation Signed by President John F. Kennedy:[5]

To pay tribute to the law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and to voice our appreciation for all those who currently serve on the front lines of the battle against crime, the Congress, by a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962 (75 Stat.676), has authorized and requested the President to designate May 15 of each year as “Peace Officers Memorial Day,” and the week in which it falls as “Police Week” and by Public Law 103-322 (36 U.S.C. 175) has requested that the flag be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers’ Memorial Day.

Amended in 1994, Bill Clinton, through Public Law 103-322, directed that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff on May 15. According to a proclamation by George W. Bush in 2002,

“Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week pay tribute to the local, State, and Federal law enforcement officers who serve and protect us with courage and dedication. These observances also remind us of the ongoing need to be vigilant against all forms of crime, especially to acts of extreme violence and terrorism.”

Much of the holiday centers on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial wall in Washington, D.C., whose walls feature the names of more than 19,000 law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty.


Catherine Gurney’s Birthday
Jun 19 all-day

Catherine Gurney, Founder of the Christian Police Association was born on June 19, 1848. She passed away on August 11, 1930 and was burried in the Harlow Hill Cemetery, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. More

Gurney gravestone

Catherine Gurney’s original headstone, now relocated to her Rose Garden at St Andrew’s, Police Treatment Centre. Harrogate.

Gurney Funeral

Police Pall Bearers, representing the County,City & Borough Forces, at Miss Gurney’s funeral, 1930.

National Fire Prevention Week
Oct 9 – Oct 15 all-day

In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation, and since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls. More

2016: October 9-15
2017: October 8-14


United Nations Day
Oct 24 all-day

United Nations Day is an international observance to mark the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations on October 24, 1945. More

Veterans Day
Nov 11 all-day

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. More

Christmas Day
Dec 25 all-day

Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Your friends at CPA-USA wish you a blessed Christmas! Read Matthew 1:21