Why is the White House blue? President Trump to honor fallen police officers with light

President Trump has ordered the White House be lit blue on Monday night, in honor of National Police Week.

Trump kicked off National Police Week earlier on Monday, when he and Vice President Mike Pence addressed crowds at the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service.

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Police officers salute during the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
President Donald Trump speaks with Attorney General Jeff Sessions as they attend the National Peace Officers Memorial Service on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
President Donald Trump greets Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security John Kelly as Attorney General Jeff Sessions watches at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
President Donald Trump speaks at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
President Donald Trump holds a cap as he speaks at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Micah Glasser, son of Phoenix police Officer David Glasser who was killed in the line of duty, stands after President Donald Trump threw his USA cap to the boy at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Micah Glasser, son of Phoenix police Officer David Glasser who was killed in the line of duty, stands with his mother Kristin after President Donald Trump threw his USA cap to the boy at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
President Donald Trump attends the National Peace Officers Memorial Service on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
President Donald Trump speaks at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Police officers await the arrival of President Donald Trump at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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"I will make it the personal priority of my administration to ensure that police are finally treated fairly and with honor and respect that they deserve," Trump said during the ceremony. "Every drop of blood spilled from our heroes in blue is a wound inflicted upon the entire country."

Trump in February signed an executive order on preventing violence against federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement officers -- asking the attorney general to, if warranted, make recommendations for "legislation defining new crimes of violence and establishing new mandatory minimum sentences for existing crimes of violence against Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers, as well as for related crimes."

Trump prided himself on being the "rule of law" candidate while on the 2016 campaign trail, and has taken great steps to make good on that campaign promise. Monday's light display is another example of his attempt to codify his commitment to American law enforcement.

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