The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) , which works to honor American law enforcement and make it safer for those who serve, and Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE:CCO), today announced a partnership that will take NLEOMF’s 26 th Annual Candlelight Vigil to the masses across the United States, and into the heart of New York City via marquee locations such as Times Square, Penn Plaza and the Port Authority through CCO’s digital outdoor media network—a national first. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is also supporting the program with a week-long public service campaign and special news coverage.
As the Candlelight Vigil commences at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. on May 13 at 8 p.m. ET, all of CCO’s more than 1,100 large format digital billboards across the U.S. will pause for 24 seconds on a single iconic National Police Week image in remembrance of the 286 U.S. law enforcement officers whose names are being formally dedicated on the Memorial. Clear Channel’s full-motion digital billboards in Times Square (47th St. and Broadway), Penn Plaza (7th Ave. and 34th St.) and the Port Authority (8th Ave. and 42nd St.) will simultaneously display a two-minute video from last year’s Candlelight Vigil while inviting passersby to pause, honor and remember.
Leading up to the Candlelight Vigil and throughout National Police Week, Clear Channel Outdoor will display tributes to honor fallen officers who served in communities where the company operates. Additionally, CCO is running creative that encourages the public to donate to the Memorial Fund’s United by Light program and to dedicate a virtual candle with a personalized message in honor of a special officer. Altogether, it is estimated that the two-week outdoor campaign will reach 37 million people.
“We are honored to stand with the Memorial Fund in remembering these officers and saying thank you to those who continue serving, said Suzanne Grimes, president and Chief Operating Officer, Clear Channel Outdoor. “We all owe a debt of gratitude to these heroes and their families who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our safety.”