Project Blue Light

projectbluelightWhen I think about the men and women who serve and protect us, my first thought is military. This holiday season we also need to think of those that serve us locally. The men and women of our local police force – the men in blue (so to speak ours wear tan). The blue light is symbolic of our remembrance of those officers who have made the supreme sacrifice and honors those officers who continue to work the violent streets of our nation.

The idea began in 1988 when Mrs. Dolly Craig wrote that she would be putting two blue candles in her living room window that holiday season. One for her son-in-law, Daniel Gleason, who had been killed… in the line of duty while serving the Philadelphia (PA) Police Department on June 5, 1986, and one for her daughter and Danny’s wife, Pam, who had been killed in an automobile accident in August 1988. Danny and Pam had 6 children. Dolly Craig is now deceased as well, but her idea is her legacy.

Project Blue Light now burns bright in the hearts of the nearly 15,000 surviving families of America’s fallen law enforcement officers during the holiday season. The color blue is symbolic of peace.

Let your blue lights shine for law enforcement during the holidays.