Their service and sacrifice are shining examples of what lawenforcement officers do every day to improve our communities and safeguard ourdemocracy."The exhibit at the Memorial Visitors Center includes a brief history and otherinformation about the U.S. Secret Service, which is the lead agency onPresidential protection. In additionto the Inaugural exhibit, the Visitors Center is offering unique lawenforcement-related Inaugural merchandise, including a commemorative badge,lapel pin and coin, as well as hats, tee-shirts, patches and graphics.For information, visit the NLEOMF Inauguration website, the NLEOMFThe National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a private non-profitorganization dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America's lawenforcement officers. The NLEOMF maintains the National Law EnforcementOfficers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of 18,274officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S history. TheMemorial Fund is now working to create the first-ever National Law EnforcementMuseum, which will tell the story of law enforcement through high-tech,interactive exhibitions, historical artifacts and extensive educationalprogramming. For information, visit CONTACT:Kevin Morison, NLEOMF(202) 737-7134 or (202) SOURCENational Law Enforcement Officers Memorial FundKevin Morison of NLEOMF, 1-202-737-7134, 1-202-288-7029, . Survey: Americans' Love for Financial Security Taking Precedence overTraditional Romance This Valentine's DayThe LIFE Foundation Launches Campaign to Encourage Americans to Insure TheirLoveARLINGTON, Va., Jan.
15 /PRNewswire/ Concern about the economy is causingmany Americans to reconsider their approach to Valentine's Day. A new surveycommissioned by the nonprofit LIFE Foundation reveals that seven in ten (70)would forego celebrating Valentine's Day this year in exchange for greaterfinancial peace of mind(1). Of those Americans who typically buy Valentine'sDay gifts, the current state of the economy will influence gift-givingstrategies in a variety of ways. Thirty-nine percent (39) say they willconsider less expensive gifts, 36 percent will focus on more thoughtful gifts,and 20 percent will consider not even giving a gift this year.To coincide with the release of its survey results, the LIFE Foundation todaykicked off a new national public awareness campaign, "Insure Your Love," toencourage Americans to consider a different way of expressing their love thisValentine's Day."The main reason to buy life insurance is because you love people and want toprotect them financially, so Valentine's Day is an ideal time to consider alife insurance purchase," said Marvin H. Feldman, CLU, ChFC, RFC, presidentand CEO of the LIFE Foundation. "Life insurance helps guarantee that yourloved ones will be provided for, even after you're gone. What a wonderful wayto say 'I love you' to the most important people in your life."A Shift Towards Practical and Lasting Gifts This Valentine's DayIn an ordinary year, the thought of giving something practical to yoursignificant other for Valentine's Day may not have crossed the minds of manypeople looking to make a lasting impression But there is nothing ordinaryabout today's economic climate.
"If you think aboutit, life insurance is one of the most enduring gifts you can give since itwill provide financial protection for the ones you love for many years, longafter the flowers have wilted and the chocolates have been eaten."Selfless Love ContestAn act of "selfless love" is one in which you do something for someone elsewithout expecting anything in return, like owning a life insurance policy.Most people will never see or experience the death benefits of a lifeinsurance purchase. But the proceeds of a policy could benefit a person'sloved ones for many years after he or she is gone.To encourage Americans to commit selfless acts of love this Valentine's Day,LIFE is sponsoring an online contest during the weeks leading up to February14. Consumers ages 18 and older are invited to nominate a close friend orfamily member who has exhibited selfless love for a chance to win a variety ofprizes and a monetary donation in their name to a charity of choice. TheSelfless Love contest will be open from January 15 through Valentine's Day2009, with the winner announced in April. Quotas are set to ensure reliable andaccurate representation of the total U.S. population ages 18 and over.About LIFEThe Life and Health Foundation for Education (LIFE) was founded in 1994 inresponse to the public's growing need for information and education on life,health, disability and long-term care insurance. LIFE also seeks to remindpeople of the important role insurance professionals perform in helpingfamilies, businesses and individuals find the insurance products that best fittheir needs.
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