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2016 Workers Memorial Day

Thursday, April 28, 2016

On Workers’ Memorial Day, April 28th, workers across our Nation pause to remember those who have died as a result of a workplace injury or illness. Once again, Long Island’s workers failed to escape the tragedy of death as a result of performing their jobs. These workers and their grieving families must not be forgotten. Please join the Long Island Workers’ Memorial Day Committee in honoring these workers at a service dedicated to their memory.

The memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016 inside the lobby of the New York State Office building located on Veterans Memorial Highway in Hauppauge. We will arrive at 7:00 PM and activities will begin at 7:30 PM sharp. The memorial service will include comments about those we honor, from family, friends and union brothers and sisters. It will conclude with a candlelight service and the planting of flowers in Workers’ Memorial Square. Families are welcome, and chairs and light refreshments will be provided.

In recent years, the Workers’ Memorial Day Committee has not asked for financial support because our fund balance was adequate to cover the cost of this event. Our reserves have been exhausted, and we are now asking for a small contribution of $100 from Long Island Federation of Labor affiliates. Checks should be made out to the Long Island Workers Memorial Day Committee. We appreciate your ongoing support.

Enclosed please find a participation form. Please return the completed participation form to the Long Island Federation of Labor by April 21st . Thank you for taking the time to consider our request. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, April 28th at 7:00 PM at the New York State Office Building, Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788.

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