PHOTO: Rally to support law enforcement in Holland on Aug. 1, 2020.
HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — Holland’s Centennial Park was the site of a rally to support local law enforcement on Saturday, and the rally featured a guest appearance from U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland.
Kerri Pepoy, an organizer of the event said, “The goal is just to send a message to law enforcement — not only local but nationwide — that we appreciate what they do, and we want them to know that there are people in their communities that appreciate them.”
Organizers said the rally started around 10 a.m. Saturday with plenty of political signs in the crowd despite the message being one of unity.
Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, spoke about the importance of police in a community and speaking up.
Huizenga noted, “It’s sad that everything has become a political statement, from masks to whether you support the police or not."