On behalf of the LIUNA General Executive Board and the 500,000 men and women of LIUNA, I salute all those who serve, and have served, in the armed forces of the United States and Canada. I also want to thank and recognize all of our LIUNA brothers and sisters who are veterans. LIUNA is proud of them, and of the fact that throughout our 112-year history, our members have repeatedly answered the call to defend freedom and democracy. We also honor and remember all those who were wounded, all those who were taken prisoner, and all those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We will never forget that freedom is not free; it has been earned, and defended, by courageous individuals putting themselves in harm’s way on behalf of our two great nations and the principles for which they stand.
Let’s use this Veterans’ Day and Remembrance Day to thank the veterans in our lives, and to let them know how much we honor and respect them. Let’s continue to recruit veterans, through Helmets to Hardhats and other means, so that we can help them build rewarding careers, while they help us build projects and strengthen our great International Union. Most important, let’s vow never to forget all those who have served our countries, fought for our countries, and laid down their lives for our countries.
With kind regards, I am