Several events are planned over the weekend to remember the police officers killed last year during the downtown Dallas ambush.
This 'Weekend of Honor' was organized by officers including Sgt. Willie Ford with the Officer Down Foundation. He talks about how these events came together.
The Weekend of Honor
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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