Blue Ribbon Day
Blue Ribbon Day is 29 September, which coincides with National Police Remembrance Day.
Blue Ribbon Day is a chance for the community to say thank you to those who protect and serve our community and ensure that those who have fallen are never forgotten. The Foundation first launched Blue Ribbon Day in 1999, after the out pouring of community support for Senior Constable Rodney Miller and Sergeant Gary Silk who were tragically killed on 16 August 1998.
This year it means more than ever. 2020 has been a difficult year and it has been especially challenging for Victoria Police, tragically losing four members in April, providing front line response to protects our community and now supporting our efforts in the fight against COVID-19.
We hope you will support our campaign to remember the 170 Victoria Police Officers who have died in the line of duty and say thank you to all Victoria Police officers for their work in serving & protecting our community.
We remember lives by saving others. Building new and improved emergency facilities in Victorian hospitals that are then named in memory of fallen officers. Proceeds from Blue Ribbon Day help to fund these projects named in their honour.
The Foundation is so grateful for the support of the Victorian community, Victoria Police members, veterans, & families and our 17 volunteer branches. With their amazing support we have proudly contributed over $10 million to our Victorian public hospitals.
There are many ways you can support Blue Ribbon Day :
Online Remembrance Service – This year, due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, a virtual National Police Remembrance Day (Victoria) memorial service will be streamed on Victoria Police YouTube www.youtube.com/VPBlueTube from 10am AEST on Tuesday 29 September, in lieu of a traditional service.
Wear a blue ribbon – The blue ribbon is a visual symbol of your remembrance of the police officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. It is also a symbol of support for our serving members. You can purchase ribbons to wear or display from our online store.
Donate to our Blue Ribbon Day Appeal – We remember lives by saving others. Building new and improved emergency facilities in Victorian hospitals that are then named in memory of fallen officers. You can donate any Woolworths Store in Victoria or you can Donate here
Turn Victoria Blue – Decorate your workplace, front fence or balcony in blue ribbons to show your support for Victoria Police. Visit our online store for Remembrance Kits and Ribbons.
Get involved on social media – Show your support via social media using the hashtags #BlueRibbonDay2020 #BRD2020