June 11, 2019
In May, we honored over 7,000 family members of the fallen through four different outreaches. These outreaches included honoring families at large events with necklaces, mourning with families with recent loses and ministering to many listeners over the radio.
National Police Week marks an annual observance that pays tribute to the local, state, and federal peace officers who have died, or who have been disabled in the line of duty. Survivors of Fallen Officers gather in Washington D.C. for memorial events honoring their officer. Point 27 partnered with Concern of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and gave Thin Blue Line Angel Wing necklaces engraved with Psalm 91:11 to female survivors and Thin Blue Line Cross necklaces engraved with Proverbs 30:5 for male survivors, 4,500 necklaces were given to these family members of Fallen Law Enforcement Officers. President Trump spoke to these family members on the lawn of the Capitol. His words were powerful, respectful tributes that honored each officer, and were very much appreciated by these grieving family members. U. S. Attorney General William Barr spoke to the families during a candlelight vigil on the Mall between the Capitol and the Washington Monument. The families and law enforcement officers in attendance were very moved by his heartfelt and timely remarks.
On Memorial Day, Point 27 partnered with The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to honor family members of Fallen Soldiers. We gave Angel Wing Necklaces engraved with Psalm 91:11 to female survivors and Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with John 15:13 to male survivors. In total we gave 2,500 Necklaces to Family Members of Fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coastguardsmen. Vice President Pence addressed these family members in Arlington National Cemetery. He honored their unimaginable sacrifice and he honored their Fallen Soldiers. His Words were comforting during the time he spoke. However, God’s Word on stainless steel necklaces stands eternal and will strengthen forever.
For our third outreach, I was interviewed on the nationally syndicated Moody Broadcast radio talk show, In The Market with Janet Parshall. We discussed Point 27’s mission and the power of God’s Word to strengthen and encourage Soldiers, Police Officers, and their family members. You can find the show at www.moodyradio.org/in-the-market-with-janet-parshall , simply look under Past Programs and choose May 21st Hour 2: News and Views. Please take a few moments to listen to this broadcast.
Sadly, May was a deadly month for law enforcement officers across the United States with ten officers losing their lives in the line of duty in North Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, and Puerto Rico. Point 27 gave each family member of these Fallen Officers a Folded Flag Necklace and gave Thin Blue Line Dog Tags to their fellow officers.
Please know that your generous support provides hope and encouragement to these military members, police officers and family members of the fallen, who have sacrificed dearly for the freedom we enjoy. The feedback we are receiving is overwhelmingly positive and powerful. God’s Word on simple pieces of metal are changing lives. You are making an eternal difference in the lives of tens of thousands of people. Thank you for giving from your hard-earned resources.
Colonel US Army Retired
Director, Point 27