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Nov 9

Transit Union Honors Those Who Serve on Veterans and Remembrance Day

Silver Spring, MD – Amalgamated Transit Union International President Larry Hanley issued the following statement to mark Veterans Day (US) and Remembrance Day (Canada):

“Today, we honor those who have served in the armed forces of the United States and Canada, whether they served in World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korea, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, or kept us safe in peacetime.

“Those who have worn the uniform have selflessly sacrificed their physical and mental health, and in some cases even their lives, for the sake of our people, values, and freedom.  We owe them a debt of gratitude greater than we can never repay. 

“We particularly thank our many ATU members who have served in the armed forces. They serve the public every day on the job, and, when called to duty by their countries, they have stepped up to serve in an even greater capacity. Their service, and the service of all veterans, have made it possible for all to enjoy a better life.

“Unfortunately, too many veterans struggle when they return home.  We must ensure they have the healthcare, job opportunities, and resources they need to reintegrate and thrive in their communities as civilians.

“They deserve more than parades and concerts. We must ensure that they and their families have what they need all year.

“So, as we mark Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada, please take a moment to honor them, but do not let it be just a single moment. Recommit to advocating on behalf of our veterans on all of the days that follow.”