Grand Lodge News

… Happy Veteran’s Day! …

Many of our over 328,000 members not only feel the call of duty to their local community but have or are answering their call of duty to their country. The FOP knows you understand what the call of duty means and what consequences it can have.  Every single FOP member answers their call everyday they put on their uniform. But on 11 November, we want you to give a special thanks to those who have answered the call to their country by serving in the armed forces.

From “the shot heard ’round the world,” in Lexington on April 19, 1775, to the sacrifices being made  in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere today, our veterans serve and have served honorably.  They deserve our thanks.

Some of our veterans have made the ultimate sacrifice and we as law enforcement officers understand what it means to give your life for a cause and the ones we leave behind who suffer for that cause. Many suffer wounds, but remain faithful to their duty, providing us with inspiration. Some still wear the uniform while others are now our teachers, coaches, firefighters, law enforcement officers and community
leaders, and continue to contribute to the nation.

All of the veterans deserve our gratitude and praise whether they still serve or have returned to civilian life.

On this Veterans Day, we honor all those who have worn the uniform of the United States Armed Forces. We thank those who continue in humble and distinctive service, ensuring not only that our nation remains blessed with liberty, but also that the memory of those veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice are not forgotten.

Questions or Comments?  E-mail us at or call (202) 547 – 8189.

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