Project Blue Light ceremony in Alpena for fallen first responders

  • Source: The Alpena News
  • Published: 12/06/2017 01:59 AM

Christmas trees at the APlex were decorated with red and blue lights Tuesday night during the annual Project Blue Light ceremony in remembrance of law enforcement and firefighters who lost lives while serving their communities. Project Blue Light was established in 1988 to honor a fallen police officer in Pennsylvania and grew from there. It was expanded to include firefighters who died while on the job after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. It is the 18th year the event has been held in Alpena thanks to work and planning by Gloria Egelski, whose son Bryon was a Michigan State Police trooper who died in 1994 while on duty.


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