Remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice
By Dennis R. Pierce
BLET National President
CLEVELAND, May 25 – Since its inception in 1868, Memorial Day has been a day set aside to specially honor and pay tribute to those who have served in the military for defending our country and our way of life.
As we observe Memorial Day 2012, I ask all BLET members to say a special thank you to the men and women who have and continue to serve and defend our great Nation. Please keep those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in performance of their duties in your thoughts and prayers.
Many BLET members will be spending this holiday weekend in active duty, serving America overseas, and we all should be proud of the job they do. We also have thousands of veterans among our membership, who have earned our gratitude for their honorable service.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the officers of our Local Divisions, General Committees and State Legislative Boards, who work tirelessly to ensure good union jobs and safety conditions for our veterans and all BLET members. These fine Brothers and Sisters are building on the freedoms America’s veterans have secured.
On this Memorial Day please join me in thanking those who have worn the uniform for their sacrifice, honor and courage in serving the United States.
Friday, May 25, 2012