I took Herme to our State Capitol for Valentine's Day, Someone invited us down to speak up over Family Violence, so I went down for that and included Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking in my talks with legislators and online, just because I figured if you are going to have a day against violence, you might as well lay it all out at the same time. It was difficult to talk about somewhat, I would clam up in between rooms, but other than that, Herme stayed in the car, and then he came with me to visit with the Texas African-American memorial. We had a tent outside for the event to talk about supporting bills to protect those who had been through violence essentially.
The plaque at his feet reads "In honor of our fallen, but not forgotten, officers, & gentle giants. For the love of their county, city, and country. We will never forget: Lorne Ahrens, Patrick Zamarippa, Michael Smith, Michael Krol, & Brent Thompson.
Herme then visited the Peace Officers Memorial, and a few other places. For those of you who have never been to Restland, where my grandfather is also buried, the garden of honor, is only for the fallen police officers, and the statues next to them with the angels holding them up towards the sky, are from a local Dallas family, some of whom I have met.
I attended the vigil & later on contacted the fraternal order of police to let them know that I had made Herme for them. I did not tell them the knight's name was Herme, just that I had made it for them. Herme is a blessed inanimate object you can talk to.