Annual Police Memorial Commemoration

Stand with Us as We Honor Our Fallen Heroes

36th Annual Police Memorial Commemoration – Police Week 2021

May 15-22, 2021

36th Annual Commemoration

The Police Memorial Society sponsors the Annual Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society Commemoration in conjunction with National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day. Public events include a parade down Lakeside Avenue (“Police Memorial Way”) followed by a commemorative service at the Peace Officers Memorial.

Thank You to our Past Sponsors

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2021 Police Week Events

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Some events subject to change

Saturday, May 15

Grave Marker Ceremony & Placement

8:00 a.m.

Police Memorial Square (Huntington Park)

After a brief ceremony at 8:00 a.m. at the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial® (GCPOM®) located in Huntington Park, Lakeside Avenue and West 3rd Street, volunteers will travel throughout the region and place markers on the graves of the Officers commemorated on the GCPOM®

For questions or to volunteer, contact John Dean, (216) 272-4469 or

Monday, May 17

Candlelight Vigil

7:45 p.m.

Police Memorial Square (Huntington Park)

At Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial site, begins promptly at 7:45 p.m.

Contact us at

Thursday, May 20

Hero’s Welcome

8:00 p.m.


8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at Sausolito on Ninth, 1360 E. 9th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. Live music and complimentary appetizers.

Friday, May 21


10:30 a.m.

Starts off at 10:30 a.m. from Lakeside Avenue and East 12th Street, continuing along Lakeside AVenue to the GCPOM®. Parade participants include officers from local, county, state and federal agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada; and surviving family members of officers who made the supreme sacrifice. Parade staging starts at 9:30 a.m. at E. 12th and Lakeside.

Memorial Service

11:30 a.m.

Police Memorial Square (Huntington Park)

All are encouraged to gather at the GCPOM® at 11:30 a.m. immediately following the parade in “Keeping the Promise to Never Forget Our Fallen Heroes®.”

Contact Joe Mannion,

Greater Cleveland Police Emerald Society

4:00 p.m.


Fellowship Event, CPPA, Upstairs HAll, 1303 West 58th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44102 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Police Fellowship Rib Roast

6:00 p.m.


CPPA, Hall, 1303 West 58th St., Cleveland, Ohio 44102 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Purchase Tickets Sponsored by Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association and Chicago Police Emerald Society.

Saturday, May 22

Police Collectors Show

10:00 a.m.

Double Tree Hotel

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Double Tree Hotel, 1111 Lakeside Avenue
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Cleveland International Tattoo® presents Heroes’ Ceilidh

7:00 p.m.

Cleveland Masonic Hall

Due to the pandemic we were not able to have our traditional tattoo in its format or venue, and it has been replaced with a Ceilidh (An informal Irish social gathering with music, song and dance). Starting at 7:00p.m. at the Cleveland Masonic Hall, 3615 Euclid Ave. Featuring Cleveland Police Pipe & Drums, performances by the Irish musical group Brigid’s Cross, and the Chardon Polka Band along with Irish dancers, and raffles. Open to the public, admission is $5. More Info…