Creation of this three-foot diameter 5-pointed blue star was in response to the "Blue Light Project," and reminds us of the 5 recently murdered officers: Seattle PD Field Training Officer Brenton, and Lakewood Police Sergeant Mark Renninger and Officers Ronald Owens, Tina Griswold, and Greg Richards.
As the lights go down Saturday night leading up to the first Sunday since the incident in Lakewood, this star burns brightly as a shining badge on our home.
Many people would fervently protect and defend their own families, but those who choose to put themselves in jeopardy to protect others deserve special honor.
I intend to hang it again October 31 each year, and have it burn until New Years. While it stands alone leading up to Thanksgiving, it will be a reminder of our thankfulness for those who protect us now, and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, their life, to protect us.
Leading into the Christmas season, the star will be joined by other traditional decorations while retaining the special meaning descried above, and in addition, remind us of the Christmas star, a symbol of the birth of our Lord.
While we are not a blue-star family, it also reminds of blue star moms and families of our military who are separated from their families during the holidays.