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A Blue Christmas

With the holiday season approaching, a Simpsonville, South Carolina man is asking the community to join the 3rd Annual A Blue Christmas. It’s a campaign that says “thank you” to law enforcement officers for serving and protecting, as well remembering those officers that have given their lives in the line of duty.

Decorating enthusiast Kevin Dunn is calling the movement “A Blue Christmas.” He said the idea came to him when he heard of the death of Greenville, S.C. Police Officer Alan Jacobs. Jacobs was killed in the line of duty in March of 2016. Dunn said the death of Officer Jacobs hit him hard. He thought that there must be something the general public can do to say “thank you, we will remember” and show support.

It’s easy for households to participate in “A Blue Christmas.” During the Christmas season, Thanksgiving night through New Year’s night, simply display a blue light at your home. Swap out a porch or garage light or two. If you decorate for Christmas like Dunn does, add some blue lights to your display and show your support. The campaign has even inspired a Grammy nominated singer-song writer to compose the theme song. New Hampshire’s Judy Pancoast wrote “Heroes in Blue,” a song she is dedicating to an officer from New Hampshire whom she has known since he was in the first grade. He was shot in the line of duty in 2016, and recovered from his injuries. The song is available free to decorators who want to use it in their displays
Decorators from across the country are participating in the campaign.

Dunn said he figured he might have the support of a few neighbors and friends, but is amazed at the support from around the country and community!

A Facebook page and a web site have been set up to provide more information there.

CONTACT: Kevin Dunn

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