Project Blue Light Ceremony Observed
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 06:01:58 EST
Honoring deceased emergency responders, Project Blue Light took place Tuesday evening at the APlex in Alpena.
The ceremony started off with an honor guard, paying tribute to fallen police officers and firefighters who have died in the line of duty.
During the candlelight portion of the ceremony, names of those who died, as well as names of those representing them were read. Retired State Fire Marshal Julie Secontine was a featured guest speaker.
Two Christmas trees were lit, one in blue representing police officers, and the other in red honoring fireffighters. A bagpiper and children leading the pledge of allegiance also made up the ceremonies.
The event was brought to Alpena 18 years ago by Gloria Egelski. her son, Trooper Bryon Egelski, was killed in 1994 as a result of injuries sustained in a patrol car collision while responding to a traffic crash.
Egelski said she brought Project Blue Light to Alpena, not for just her son, but for all of those who died in the line of duty.