Veterans Day was originally set as a U.S. holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. This holiday is now devoted to recognizing the service and sacrifice of our fellow citizens who served in our armed services.
On Veterans Day, it’s a time to give thanks, to pause and to recognize the contributions of the millions of veterans who served our nation – many of them IAM members and retirees. We are eternally grateful for your service to our country and recognize all the sacrifices our veterans have made for our country.
Without the brave service of our veterans to protect democracy, we wouldn’t have the freedoms and the rights we enjoy today – to fight for a better life, to organize, and to speak out against injustice.
Thank you for your service, your courage, your self-sacrifice and dedication to our nation.
District 751 is starting our own veterans committee. We believe we have a segment of our members and in society who need help and assistance. We will work together to find a way to have a positive impact on the lives of veterans in the IAM and in our communities. We look forward to engaging this group and setting priorities on projects where we can really make a difference.
If you are a veteran, please take a moment to fill out our online form here so we can send you a special IAM Veteran recognition pin.