A Harrisonville youth football league in Missouri incorporated the thin blue line into their uniforms this year to show their support to local law enforcement officers.
According to Oxford, ”The thin blue line holds the frontier between chaos and civilian life, between crime and the American dream.”
The symbol has become more renowned as the Blue Lives Matter movement, it began in 2014 and has gained popularity across the nation.
Since then people display ‘Thin Blue Line’ flag as a way to show their support for police officers. At the beginning of the fall season, new jerseys are designed by players on the seventh-grade team.
John Baker, president of the league told Wester Journal: “We started 4 years ago allowing a group of the 7th-grade boys help give design ideas. Then the coaching staff of that grade gives them 3 choices based on their ideas.”
Harrisonville Missouri Police Department posted the picture of the league’s new jerseys and thanked them for the support in a Facebook post.
They wrote: ”Our Saturday gets even better.We learned that the Harrisonville Youth Football league wanted to incorporate the thin blue line into their uniforms this year to show support for local law enforcement.
They look amazing and we’re so thankful for the show of support! Best of luck this year boys! Thank you to one of the league parents for sharing these with us #welovethistown.”
The post has garnered thousands of likes and comments along with more than 10,000 shares.
One commented: ”This is what it looks when you Respect, Honor, and support our Law Enforcement it starts from Home God Bless the parents and the young amazing children God bless our Law Enforcement.
”So happy to see they’re growing up learning what our police officers do to protect us. Thank you to them and our officials! Have a great year guys,” wrote another.
Another wrote: ”So amazing. Good job parents and coaches. Their teaching these kids the importance of supporting law Enforcement and respecting everything officers sacrifice. Hope these kids have an amazing season.”