TO HONOR AND REMEMBER THE FALLEN
There are many brave individuals who have decided to serve their communities by protecting them through law enforcement, fire protection, and emergency medical care. These brave men and women put their lives on the line every day in order to protect the citizens in their communities. All too often their lives are cut short by making the ultimate sacrifice. Too many families and loved ones have been left to deal with the tragic outcome of a life cut short. While we never want to forget the sacrifices that have been made, we want to dedicate a month where we purposefully honor those lives lost and their families and friends that they have left behind.
TO CELEBRATE THE MEN & WOMEN WHO ARE DEDICATED TO SERVE
Being willing to lay your life down for another human being is an act that defies rationality and yet there are thousands of men and women throughout the State of Texas who make that choice every day. They know that there is the possibility that they might not come home at the end of their shift and yet they choose to wear that uniform. We want to show them honor, respect, and gratitude for making the choice to protect us, sometimes without a paycheck.
TO SHOW SUPPORT TO THE FAMILIES & LOVED ONES
It's not just a life that has been lost, when a public servant dies in the line of duty, from suicide, or from an illness from exposure. A family is torn apart by the devastation of a loss and it can take years for them to rebuild their new normal. Every day their is a wife, a mother, a father, a child, a sibling that wakes up without their loved one. And each day there is a wife, a mother, a father, a child, a sibling that hopes that their loved one will return safely. The life of a public servant's family member can be difficult and isolating, especially after a loss. We want to show these heroes behind the badge that we care about them and acknowledge the sacrifices that they make as well.