We will never forget the men and women who gave their lives in defense of our national freedom and humanitarian justice around the world. On behalf of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO which represents one-million union members and their families, we join in honoring our fallen soldiers this Memorial Day. And to the brave men and women who served, or are currently serving overseas, we cannot thank them enough for their sacrifice and heroism. They will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
With the holiday weekend upon us – whether you will be with friends, family, on the job, or enjoying some rest and relaxation – please remember the men and women who make our freedom possible and our country great. Let us honor them with our gratitude, by caring for our veterans’, and ensuring good jobs for returning heroes.
To ensure this respect for our servicemen and women, the continued work of the labor movement is essential. We are fighting for good jobs, a balanced economy, and responsible funding of veterans services. Let our soldiers’ courage and sacrifice lend renewed spirit to our vital mission.
Once again, we wish all of our brothers and sisters a safe and pleasant holiday weekend, and thank you for all that you do to make our movement strong.