On behalf of Teamsters Local 320 I want to thank all veterans and active duty service men and women of the United States Military. For Memorial Day, Local 320 will never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice to their fellow citizens and for all our freedoms.
This spring Teamsters Local 320 made a solid commitment to those who have served this country. Since Armed Services Day and Memorial Day were in the month of May, Local 320 decided through its Member Action Committee (MAC) to use the annual General Membership Meeting and Member Appreciation Night to raise donations for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization.
On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Teamsters Local 320 invited DAV Chapter 1 Commander Jimmy L. Kline and Chapter 1 Adjutant Mark L. Jaruszewski to join us and address the membership. That night, Local 320 raised 754 lbs. of donations and issued a check for $1000 to DAV.
Let us never forget those who perished serving our country, but we must also constantly remember those who return with the scars of war and need the help and support of their community. These scars are not always visible, but they still cut as deep and maim as viciously as any noticeable injury. Commander Kline described the pain and suffering Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) causes for so many of our veterans and how DAV views PTSD as any other injury of war.
Local 320 is proud to have teamed up with such a positive organization as DAV. On this Memorial Day Teamsters Local 320 pledges to continue its support for disabled veterans and we wish all Teamsters and their families the best over the long weekend.