Brothers and Sisters,
On behalf of myself and the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Executive Board, I would like to wish you and your families a healthy and safe Memorial Day.
This Memorial Day comes during an unprecedented time in our countries history. We are all collectively navigating through the new personal and economic realities that the COVID-19 Pandemic has created. However, these new realities do not change the fact that today we remember those who were lost on the battlefield – the ones who put their lives at risk to protect us at home.
Throughout our Union’s history, many brave and courageous Brothers and Sisters have served our country. Those who were lost at war will never be forgotten and are in our hearts and thoughts every day.
As some of you may know, I am the son of Army 1st Lieutenant William C. Sproule, Jr., who was killed in action in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam while conducting combat operations as a platoon leader with the 173rd Airborne Brigade on May 10, 1968.
The ultimate sacrifice that our brave men and women of the military have made is undeniable. Let us not forget the memories.
Have a happy and safe Memorial Day Brothers and Sisters.
William C. Sproule