These items of remembrance are repurposed granite pavers
from the MN Law Enforcement Memorial in St. Paul. The Law Enforcement Memorial
was constructed in 1995 with its walking surface made from fired granite. Not
only is this granite beautiful but its process represents law enforcements resilience under fire and the uniqueness of both the stone and all those who
wear a uniform.
The granite has borne the weight of thousands of officers, citizens,
and survivors as they’ve gathered to honor officers that have given their lives
in the line of duty. Each May 15th, honor guards from around the
state gather for Law Enforcement Memorial Day and members of the Law
Enforcement Memorial Association (LEMA) honor guard steadfastly guard the
memorial - walking back and forth twenty-one steps across the granite
memorial and standing at “Present Arms” in honor of fallen officers. The
granite also bears the weight of the Memorial Bell that’s rung three times for
each fallen officer as their name is read.
In 2019 the State of Minnesota made several repairs to the
memorial. MN LEMA was able to repurpose some of the granite pavers to raise
funds and spread awareness of LEMA’s mission of supporting surviving family
members and agencies.
The coin holder size is 4.5" x 12" x 1" and the paperweight is 4" x 4" x 1"
Thank you for helping support LEMA and keeping the memory of
those that have given so much in service to country and community.