Dec 30, 2014 originally posted by this author/self on Examiner.
Support Our Blue photos from Facebook Page, photos used by permission
Several Nashville area friends have joined together in a project named ‘Support Our Blue’, whereby these friends are busy buying pizza lunches for some of our Nashville police precincts as a show of support and appreciation. We found the information posted on the page of our Facebook friend, Peter Marcum, where he put the information about an article in our local newspaper The Tennessean where the headline read: ‘Friends buy 180 pizzas for Nashville police’,
Support Our Blue
In response to heightened criticism of police, a small group of Nashville friends are showing their support..
The idea for the Support Our Blue project is more fully explained with some details in a recent press release from the Support Our Blue Facebook page, which said, in part:
The idea is simple. Show active support to the officers who defend and protect us. As local citizens and business people, we decided to deliver a pizza lunch for those who put their lives on the line day in and day out, and rarely get thanked for doing so.
SUPPORT OUR BLUE is not about politics or claiming that the police are perfect. They are not, neither are we. We have no political agenda. We are not counter protesters, nor are we against any other group who feels the need to protest issues they feel strongly about. We do not even know any police. We simply believe the police forces around America do a dangerous and hard job, trying to protect us, and that we should support them and thank them in a tangible manner.
A web page for Support Our Blue is also planned, and the group of friends who are co-founders of the Support our Blue project also suggest that if anyone wants to help out, this is how it can be done:
Those of us that started this little idea in a neighborhood bar watching football ask one thing of all of you: SUPPORT OUR BLUE! Please do not send us money! Instead, gather YOUR friends together, and take lunch to YOUR local precinct or station house. Let YOUR local police know that YOU care. Without them we would be a lost Nation. In the end, we would like to see news stories or people buying some lunches as a positive, against all the negative press.