May 15, 2019

Peace Officers Memorial Day

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. During this week we pay tribute to the local, state, and Federal peace officers who have died in the line of duty. Law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in special memorial service.

National Chocolate Chip Day

Chocolate chips are small chunks of sweetened chocolate, used as an ingredient in chocolate chip cookies, muffins, trail mix, and pancakes.

National Nylon Stocking Day

Nylon stockings are close-fitting hosiery made from nylon, rayon, or silk.

International Day of Families

The International Day of Families is observed on the May 15 of every year. The Day was proclaimed by the United Nations in 1993 reflects the importance the international community attaches to families. The International Day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.