Bagpipes for Police Week

Alvin ISD Police Department holds their annual Police Memorial the week of May 15th each year.

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

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Playing bagpipes for a friend

I became friends with a lady by the name of Sharil who attends the same church as me. We serve at Sagemont Church in Houston, Texas. In 2013 I went on a mission trip to Kenya, Africa to teach ukulele to some children who attend a private school in one of the world's largest slums in Africa. Sharil signed up to go on the trip as well. Over the coarse of the trip, she and I became good friends which continues to this day

I received a phone call from Sharil in early 2015 that her mother had passed away. My heart sank when I received the call. Sharil was strong and held up well, all things considering. I offered to play my bagpipes for the memorial service if she would like for me to.

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