APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) National Police Week continues across the country as we honor our men and women in blue who protect and serve our communities everyday. It’s also a time to recognize the officers who were killed in the line of duty.
The Appleton Police Department did just that on Monday with a flag-raising ceremony. Tuesday night, there will be an awards ceremony to thank our local officers for their service. Plus a brat fry and vehicle display will be held at Houdini Plaza at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Free bike helmets will also be available for kids while supplies last.
The city will also recognize Hmong American Day on Tuesday.
“We were the first city in Wisconsin to recognize Hmong American Day,” said Mayor Tim Hanna during his Community Update on Local 5 This Morning. “People need to be reminded that there were over 40,000 Hmong that were recruited and helped the United States during the Vietnam war. Over time, they’ve been such an important part of our community. So this is our way to honor their culture.”
For Mayor Hanna’s full Community Update, click the link above.