Tomorrow, Sunday, May 11th is the start of National Police Week. It’s the week that we honor all Police Officers that have fallen in the line of duty.

It’s the perfect day to start showing every one of them that have fallen, and every one of them still on the job, gratitude for being who they are and doing what they are willing to do to serve and protect us.

“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other”

Randy Pausch
The Last Lecture

National Police Week    May 11 – 17, 2014




We’ve been asked by many about how to get more patches if you’ll need more than 12 to cover the participants in your Thank You activity. Well, since there is a strong possibility that not everyone will need all 12, we’ll have extras that we can send you for free on top of the 12 that’s been offered. We’d just love more pictures sent to us! ;-)

If we run out of the free ones we will sell them to you at our cost. ($1.00 each which includes postage) Don’t worry though. I suspect we’ll have enough of the free ones to go around.

Also, since we don’t have a website yet and since National Thank You Day to Honor First Responders is still not nationally known about yet, handing a flyer to the First Responders you are thanking and a flyer to the people just learning about it might be a good thing to do. We have a flyer that we can send as an attachment in Word or as a pdf file. Please let me know if you’d like one sent to you. I can even send you a paper copy of it via snail mail.  markellyc@comcast.net

There is still time to plan an event or make posters and cards! Get your cameras out and let’s have some fun on May 19th (or any date around it)!


National Thank You Day to Honor First Responders is right around the corner! May 19th is the day that everyone takes a moment to say Thank You to people that put their lives and hearts on the line to protect and save ours. National Thank You Day needs to be on every calendar out there and we are part of the rally to get it printed on every one of them.

We hope cards are being made, signs are ready to be put up, parties being planned and many other activities planned to honor all the First Responders out there!

It’s official! Thank You Day patches will head your way if pictures of any activity are sent our way!

Up to 12 patches will be sent to any group, troop, or individual that sends us 2 or more photos of how you expressed gratitude to these amazing people.

The pictures need to show what was done or delivered, and the people involved. Cards? Posters? Flowers? Treats? Did you throw a party? Did you plant some flowers for them? Any activity will work. The pictures also need to include some of the First Responders on the receiving end.

Send us the pictures via email, let us know how many patches are needed up to 12, and an address to send them to. The patches will then head out the door.

In a nut shell:
Take 2 or more photos that include the Thank You activity, people presenting the Thank You activity And the First Responders being thanked.
Send those photos to Markellyc@comcast.net
Tell us how many patches are needed up to 12
Give us an address to send them to.
Patiently wait until patches arrive in your mail box.
(We’d love to hear some of the details of what you did too!)

Kelly Avery Clark
May 19th – National Thank You Day
To Honor First Responders
Look for National Thank You Day Community on Facebook

May 19th 2014 is just around the corner and it’s time to start planning what we’ll do to celebrate the day!

There are lots ideas out there that make it fun and more are springing up. We’ll keep you posted here ;-)

As many of you are aware, there are others out there trying to create a day to honor First Responders and we fully support all their efforts! This is a day that has needed to be on calendars everywhere for a very long time. Eventually we’ll all come together and blow the socks off every First Responder out there!
This is an awesome one that we just found:


There will be days (like today) that May 19th is on a Sunday. Since many of us have plans that day that take priority, and most of the front desk staff at the stations have the day off, it may be a little difficult making your thank you deliveries. There are solutions though. The most common one is to deliver another day. Since National Thank You Day is intended to start a daily habit, deliveries do not have to always occur on May 19th.

Sliding cards under the front door has been done (as demonstrated below ;-). Sending cards in the mail, or leaving them on the doorstep or tied to the door knob works as well. Just don’t leave them anywhere they can get wet, melt or interfere with any walkway.

Sending them in the mail or delivery on another day is highly recommended! Let’s keep it fun!


National Thank You Day FlyerMay 19th is here! Not only is it National Thank You Day to Honor First Responders, it’s also the start of National EMS week! We just wrapped up National Police Week and Armed Forces Day was also yesterday. May is a month that really gives us the chance to take a look at who all of these people are and what they have chosen to do for us. Be it overseas or right here in our home towns.

Let’s remember all of them every day, but take a moment today to thank every First Responder out there.

Now, pull your 2014 calendars out and make notes in the month of May for:

Armed Forces Day – Thank all military personnel for service and support of our country.
3rd Saturday of May

National Police Week – To honor those that have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Week of May 15th

National Thank You Day to Honor First Responders – To honor every First Responder for what they do.
May 19th

National EMS Week – To learn who they are and what they do.
3rd week of May

And don’t forget October!
Fire Prevention Week – To learn fire safety and prevention. Teaching us to be safe is just another wonderful thing Fire Fighters do.
Week of October 9th


Search And Rescue doesn’t have their own week yet, and since we all need to learn about who they are and what they do, let’s spend the time to learn about them and thank them when we can.

National Police Week begins tomorrow, May 12th.

Although thanking them should be a daily activity, honoring those that have fallen in the line of duty deserve a special week of respect. National Police Week really brings home what these amazing people have decided to stand up to as they serve and protect us all.

Any activities planned to acknowledge all First Responders should start now.



Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.