To support and salute the many proud OPCMIA members who sacrificed to defend our freedom, it is my great honor to announce the launch of OPCMIA’s veterans web page.
On this page, we will tell the stories of our brothers and sisters who served in the armed forces of the United States and Canada. Our first post is about three generations of the Santo family, all veterans and OPCMIA members. Their commitment to service and solidarity are exemplary, and they define what makes our nations and our union great.
We also hope to make our veterans web page a place where OPCMIA veterans can connect with one another, and gain access to veterans’ resources.
Our union’s commitment to veterans is deep and longstanding, as evidenced by our enthusiastic participation in the Helmets to Hardhats program and the support we try to provide each and every day. Making the transition from the military to masonry is a natural, seamless step and we do everything in our power to ensure that those who serve can have rewarding, fulfilling careers in our trades.
Please visit the veterans web page today. And if you, an OPCMIA brother or sister, or a family member has served, please share your stories — we want to hear from you!
Daniel E. Stepano