A Solemn Salute to Our Armed Forces
On Veterans Day and Remembrance Day we salute the honor, courage and integrity of the men and women across the United States and Canada who serve and who have served in our armed forces.
The achievements and the sacrifices of veterans – thousands of them LIUNA members and loved ones of LIUNA members – have been made in the name of all of us. To protect our freedom, they have lost time with their families and spent countless days far from home. Many have been wounded, taken prisoner or made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.
In the 116 years since our union’s founding, members have time and time again answered the call for Americans, for Canadians and for people around the world. It is up to each of us to not just honor their service, but to respect their service by ensuring that veterans return home, they and their families have the opportunities they for which they put their lives on the line.
On behalf of myself, General Secretary-Treasurer Armand E. Sabitoni, the entire LIUNA General Executive Board, and the half-million men and women of LIUNA, I thank all the veterans in our lives and in our union. Let us make sure they know how much we honor and respect them. We are in their debt.