April 25, 2013 at 10:58 AM
CALDWELL, NJ - The public is invited to attend a fundraiser for the Police Unity Tour on Thursday, April 25, at 8pm at the Eurogrill located at 460 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell. For the admission price of $20, guests will enjoy chicken and ribs along with beer, wine and sangria.
Kathy Reilly Zieser of Caldwell commented, "The Police Unity Tour is the largest supporter of the Police Memorial in Washington, D.C. With everything that is happening lately, please come out and support our police officers."
Florham Park NJ Police Unity Tour May 2012 Credit: Stuart Dennig
The group's motto is “We ride for those who died.” According to their website, the primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to "raise awareness of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty." The secondary goal is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Fund.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is centered in the 400 block of E Street, NW, Washington, DC and is the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC Credit: Million Moments
The Police Unity Tour was organized in May, 1997 in Florham Park, NJ. Over four days, eighteen bicycle riders rode from Florham Park to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. The fundraising tour raised over $18,000. By 2012, the movement had spread across the country with over 1600 riders; in total they have raised more than $12 million. Because of their generosity, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected the organization to be the sponsor of the soon to be built Museum’s Hall of Remembrance.
Eurogrill located at 460 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell. Credit: Google Maps