Wednesday, December 9, 2009
My dog was going crazy, hearing a lot of police sirens going off. I looked out the back window and saw the funeral procession for the four Lakewood Police Officers murdered earlier this month beginning a few blocks down. I quickly bundled Stinky and we quickly walked there to watch. I told him we were going to see police cars to show them that we care about them and that their job is important. Thousands of police, fire, etc cars were involved in this- it took three and a half hours for all participants to drive the ten-mile route.
When we arrived, I was surprised to see as many people as were there. Many held signs, many waved or placed hands over their hearts. Restaurants and bars posted signs, and strung blue lights, and car dealships had blue balloons inflated bobbing from each car. Even the Vespa dealership pulled out all of their models in blue, lining the sidewalk in support.
We stopped at the first corner, joining another woman who waved. Stinky started waving and yelling "Thank you! Thank you, Police!" There wasn't much to do but to join him.