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The White House was lit with blue lights Tuesday night, honoring law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.

The event commemorated National Peace Officers Memorial Day as well as the official start of National Police Week, reports WABI.

Every year, thousands of officers and departments from across the country as well as law enforcement supporters converge on Washington, DC to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

To learn more about the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, visit http://www.nleomf.org.