On Tuesday, May 10, 2021, at 10:00 am EDT the art installation will be on display in the window of the Museum’s West Pavilion. The officers on the front of the coin will then be saluting 22,611 fallen officers whose names are engraved on the Memorial across the street.
The art structure is an exact replica of the U.S. Mint’s new commemorative coin, featuring a male and female officer saluting on the front and a folded American flag on the back. The replica measures 5.5’ in diameter, 5.25” thick, and took approximately 82,500 LEGO bricks to complete.
Viewers can tune in via the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s Facebook Page.
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the fallen, telling the story of American law enforcement, and making it safer for those who serve. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., which honors the names of all of the 22,611 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history.