A Solemn Salute to Our Armed Forces
Whether challenged by a health crisis, economic struggles or political strife, there is one steady, constant and true strength in the United States and Canada: the honor, courage and integrity of the men and women who serve and have served in our armed forces.
On this Veterans Day and Remembrance Day we salute our veterans. Their achievements and sacrifices – tens of thousands of them LIUNA members and loved ones of LIUNA members – are for our safety and protection. To protect our freedom and democracy, veterans have lost time with their families, spending countless days far from home. Many have been wounded, taken prisoner or made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.
Time and time again they have answered the call for Americans, for Canadians and for people around the world. To truly honor and respect our veterans, it is up to each of us to fight to ensure that when they return home, they and their families have access to health care and economic opportunities. Too often, veterans are struggling to meet their basic needs when their service ends.
On behalf of myself, General Secretary-Treasurer Armand E. Sabitoni, the entire LIUNA General Executive Board, and each of the half-million men and women of LIUNA, I thank the veterans in our lives, in our union and in our countries. We are in their debt.