A glorious day weather-wise for a tribute like no other in honor of the four murdered Lakewood Police officers. Their murder has galvanized the community in a way that could never have been imagined before.
As we stood along South Tacoma Way weeping, waving, saluting, covering our hearts with our hands every person had a different reason for being there. Seeing the hearses roll by with the name of each dead officer being carried to the ceremony at the Tacoma Dome evoked tears that just did not subside for hours.
The four-hour procession followed by a three-hour service was riveting. Seeing tens of thousands of people coming out to line the route and pay their respects was a beautiful thing, an experience we will all remember for the rest of our lives.
People holding signs -- not in protest, but in love -- expressing their grief and sorrow for the lives lost was a powerful and unifying experience that made me long for a time when we might all come together again and come to respect one another and treat every human being with dignity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzisksQSTy4