Steelworkers honor veterans
The United Steelworkers Union and Lehigh Valley Chapter of Nam Knights teamed up on Veterans’ Day at the Third Street Armed Forces Memorial to pay tribute to those who served. In a ceremony attended by about 70 people, every veteran who was present was asked to come forward and identify himself. Each was provided with a carnation and a handwritten “Thank you” note written by a Broughal MS student. That school’s marching band and choir also provided musical entertainment.
The Nam Knights were born in the summer of 1989 when a small group of Harley-riding combat vets of the Viet Nam War, who were also police officers, banded together. They perform acts of charity that most recently included the installation of a ramp at the home of WWII vet William Putar.
There are 939,000 veterans in Pennsylvania, and nearly 700,000 of them served while we were at war. About 57,000 are WWII vets.