Memorial Day 2023: Remember and honor

Posted May 24, 2023 by

Remembering and honoring those who sacrificed it all

As we head into the long Memorial Day weekend, let us never forget those service men and women who paid the highest price of all to protect our freedoms and democracy. OCSEA President Chris Mabe, a veteran of the Gulf War, and all OCSEA leaders urge members to take a moment to remember and honor all noble men and women who sacrificed their lives in service. And we say thank you to every union veteran who has served their country. You are true heroes and the greatest public servants of all.

There are many ways to honor our fallen heroes this Memorial Day weekend and every day. Perhaps you have your own traditions to honor a family member or friend who made the ultimate sacrifice. But if you are looking for a way to show your respect, one way is to visit one of Ohio's many Gold Star Family Monuments throughout Ohio. Through the Woody Williams Foundation, the monuments honor, recognize, and serve Gold Star Families and the legacy of their loved ones who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. There is likely a monument near you.

Find a Gold Star Family Monument here.