The Lion at Judiciary Square

Washington, DC has a lot of memorials that most people do not know about. Family and friends help keep them from being forgotten. On my way to a meeting near Judiciary Square this morning I stopped by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and took this picture.

The writing says: “It is not how these officers died that made them heroes it is how they lived.” What you cannot see from my picture is that opposite the lion two cubs are oblivious to their surroundings and playing while the lion watches. I find this setting and these words very profound.