International President Harry Lombardo reflects on Memorial Day in a video message to members. Watch the video on our home page or on YouTube.
Memorial Day originated as Decoration Day after the Civil War in 1868, when an organization of veterans in Illinois established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Many TWU members participate in their communities by visiting military cemeteries and paying tribute to fallen Americans.
“It is necessary," says President Lombardo, "that we take some time today to reflect on the sacrifices that those men and women have made, giving their lives for democracy…”