A Memorial Day Message from Will Attig, Iraq War Veteran and Union Veterans Council Executive Director

The Wall
Will Attig

As we prepare for the Memorial Day weekend, I want everyone to take a second to reflect on what this holiday means to you. As a member of one of the hardest-hit Infantry units in Iraq, this day means a lot to me. It represents the 51 names memorialized on a wall at Fort Campbell, Ky. Those names represent 51 comrades, friends and brothers whom my unit lost during Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom, they are but just 51 names out of a list of 1.1 million American veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice. So please, take a few minutes this weekend to reflect on what those young men and women fought and died for. Ask yourself, are you doing everything you can to support our nation and your fellow man?

St. Louis Plumbers Go Above and Beyond to Save Kitten

Kitty
Integrated Facility Services

On Monday, union plumbers, members of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters (UA) Local 562, responded to a service request at a hospital with a plumbing problem. But this call was a little different, a 6-week-old kitten had fallen into the drain and gotten stuck. Alan Glosemeyer and Chad Beckmann responded by tirelessly working to save the kitten.