POAM President Jim Tignanelli has announced that our organization will once again host an informal gathering at the Tune Inn for police officers attending Police Week activities in Washington, D.C. The reception will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011. The tradition started when POAM Executive Board members attended ceremonies in D.C. and noticed that many Honor Guard teams, in be- tween standing vigil, were changing uniforms in public restrooms and waiting in line to get a bite to eat. As former and current police officers, they concluded that all attendees needed a place to relax, eat, and drink with their families and friends, and at an establishment where uniforms were welcome. For the sixth consecutive year, the event will be held at the Tune Inn, which is located at 331 ½ Pennsylvania Ave., S.E. The bar/restaurant is located across from the Capitol and is convenient to all the landmarks and events during Police Week. Even though it’s a short walk, POAM will have a van with its insignias on each side, making runs from the Capitol to the Tune Inn all afternoon. Last year’s event was a smashing success with the Detroit Police and Fire Pipe and Drum Corps providing inspired entertainment and police officers from all over the country swapping stories and well wishes. POAM Executive Board members will be there to greet you and make you feel at home.