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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An annual blue light ceremony is being held to remember police officers and peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The ceremony will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Law Enforcement Memorial on the grounds of the state capitol.  The event will include music and speeches.

During the holiday season, the Minnesota chapter of a group called Concerns of Police Survivors promotes Project Blue Light as a way to honor fallen heroes. The color blue is associated with law enforcement and is a symbol of peace.

The group says that displaying blue lights at homes and businesses over the holidays sends a message of support and gratitude to law enforcement, and honors those killed in the line of duty.

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