May 15 was a beautiful day to recognize a tragedy.
As part of National Police Week, the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service in Washington D.C. gave family, friends and the entire nation time to reflect and honor 131 law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty, including 117 that were killed in 2014. During the services held on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, President Barack Obama delivered a keynote address.
One of the day’s highlights was the simple and stirring sound of country music’s very own Eric Church, who performed his song “Still Standing Their Ground” to the fallen officers as a very special tribute.
The performance, during which Church wore a full suit and tie, was a far cry from the hard rocking concerts he is known for on his The Outsiders World Tour, which recently notched Church his fourth North American venue attendance record during his show in Nebraska on May 20.
“I’m humbled by the success this tour has had,” Church added in a press release. “The records it has set, by some of my muses and heroes, it’s [all] very surreal. As an avid music fan, I’m not sure it’s deserving in comparison to those I adore musically. I can only say this happened because, in my opinion, our fans are second to none.”