Weekend Of Honor To Commemorate 7/7

 

July 7th marks the 1-year anniversary of the tragic events in Downtown Dallas that took the lives of five Dallas officers and injured eight others.  

A full Weekend of Honor will commemorate their deaths and honor their lives.

FRIDAY, JULY 7

El Centro College Memorial Service: El Centro College in downtown Dallas will hold a memorial service to honor those killed and injured on July 7 at 11 a.m. at the Student Center.

Tribute 7/7: The City of Dallas will hold a free memorial service 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. at City Hall Plaza. You must register here for security reasons before attending. There will be a commemorative walk, a blue light vigil at 8:58 p.m., and other activities to help bring the community together.

SATURDAY, JULY 8

Run For The Blue: The 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. in Trinity Groves. Race entry is free, but donations are welcome and will go to the families of the fallen and injured officers.

The Value of a Life Festival: Faith Family Academy and Southwest Center Mall join together to host this festival, which aims to "shine the light on the value of a life and being appreciative." The festival features:

  • Officer Down Historic Motorcycle Ride at 10 a.m.
  • Weekend of Honor Unity Chain at 11 a.m. Participants will try to break the world record for longest chain of people making a heart-shaped hand gesture.


SUNDAY, JULY 9

Hall of State Fair Park  

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