Chief’s Message - November 1, 2019
In honor of Veterans Day, I would like to take this opportunity to remember all veterans and thank them for their contributions, sacrifices and for their services to our country. November 11 marks a historical day, dating back to "World War I," when we honor veterans for their patriotism. The conflicts of WWI officially ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. The significance of this day was acknowledged initially as Armistice Day, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.
To many, this day was also known as Remembrance Day to mark the anniversary of the end of World War I, but in 1954, November 11 was formally renamed Veterans Day. Veterans Day is observed as a federal holiday and non-essential government offices are closed so that we can have an opportunity to honor and remember all U.S. veterans. I ask that you take time to honor Lauderhill's military members who so courageously serve or have served in our armed forces. This is the time of the year that we all have the opportunity to tell our veterans how much we truly appreciate their service. Some recommendations to honor vets include:
- Pause for a moment of silence on November 11 at 11 A.M. to remember those we have lost.
- Honor those we've lost by reaching out to their family or by donating to organizations that support families of fallen soldiers.
- If you know a veteran, hug them and say thank you for your service. Then, take them out to lunch.
- Support restaurants, stores, and other local businesses that support our military.
- Visit your local VA or military hospital and share a little of your time with a veteran.
Join me in celebrating this Veterans Day by honoring members of our police department on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at Veteran's Park in recognition of U.S. Military Veterans during this year's Veterans Appreciation Celebration.
It is with great pride and honor that I wish all our veterans and active members of our military forces a safe Veterans Day. You are true heroes every day of the year. Thank you for your service!
We plan to hold another round of Safety Town events beginning in November at Broward Estates Elementary School. On November 7, we are also scheduled to participate in this year's Read for the Record, to celebrate and encourage reading for Pre-K and Kindergarten students at the different elementary schools in Lauderhill.
Additionally, we invite you to join us in the Lauderhill Police Department's first Slow Roll event of the season, which kicks off on Saturday, November 23, 2019, beginning at 9:00 A.M. from John Mullin Park located at 2000 NW 55th Avenue, Lauderhill, FL.
Check out the city's calendar and social media platforms for dates and times of exclusive community policing events.
Do you have what it takes to wear the badge?
The Lauderhill Police Department is looking for qualified members of our community to become a police officer. If you have the courage and the commitment to serve, then we want you to join our team! You can find information on the hiring process by going to the city website and click on the "Become a Police Officer" at the top of the page https://www.lauderhill-fl.gov/departments/police-department/police-recruitment-and-selection