Capitol Police Appreciation Wall to Become Part of House Curator’s Historical Collection
Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced that the Capitol Police Appreciation Wall organized by his office in the days following January 6th will become part of the House curator’s historical collection. The signs placed in the Cannon Tunnel by members, staff, and offices throughout the Capitol to show their appreciation for the officers who protected the Capitol on January 6th will be removed today and preserved as part of history by the U.S. House of Representatives curator’s office.
“We cannot thank our Capitol Police officers enough for their actions on January 6th and every single day after,” said Davis. “As this wall becomes part of history, we’ll be honoring the life and service of Officer Billy Evans next week. His death is another reminder of how dangerous an officer’s job can quickly become. They go to work every day knowing this. The least we can do is show them how much they are appreciated on Capitol Hill. As someone who has had their life saved twice now by Capitol Police, I will never stop trying to show them the gratitude they deserve and working to ensure they have what they need to safely do their jobs.”
“Watching the posters, letters, and drawings that blossom here since January 6 has given hope and comfort to so many people in the House,” Farar Elliott, Curator, U.S. House of Representatives. “The Architect of the Capitol’s staff is assisting us with such care in our work assembling this important documentary record of that day and its aftermath. The heartfelt tributes add power and permanence to photographs and videos and interviews that tell the story of the police officers who defended the Capitol on January 6. They are part of our core mission: to ensure an illustrative and inclusive collection that tells our institution’s unique history.”
Below are just a few of many of the signs members, staff, and others put up in support of Capitol Police following January 6th.