Our Cross Shines Blue for Law Enforcement Appreciation
Law Enforcement Appreciation and Remembrance Day
Our cross shines blue the week of May 13th to honor Law Enforcement Appreciation and Remembrance Day. To the women and men who serve to protect our community regardless of the peril and danger their work puts them in from of, we offer our deepest gratitude and respect. To the families of the fallen officers, we offer our sympathy and support. We are ever mindful of their service and sacrifice. Our thank yous go out to all our peace officers and their families for their dedication in keeping our communities safe.
Beginning in 1956, our 60 foot, illuminated cross shone as a beacon in the neighborhood. Over time, the cross fell into disrepair and was no longer lit. But Hayshire UCC’s light has never gone out. We have remained a passionate, vibrant, and welcoming congregation who shines God’s love and light on the community and beyond.
In 2017, with overwhelming support from our congregation, we were able to get the cross repaired. On April 30, 2017, a dedication was held, and at dusk, the cross was once again lit and has been shining over our community ever since.