With the election season behind us we can turn our attention towards the holidays. Brothers and Sisters, I would like to wish each and every one of you a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous 2021.
While COVID prevented us from having a Veterans day event at the union hall that did not stop our Veterans Chair Bernadine Ross from honoring our Veterans at the plant. Thank you Bernadine for organizing a chance for us to thank our active Veterans for their service with some small tokens of appreciation.
I would like to send special holiday wishes to our retirees. This year has brought many challenges and one of them was not being able to see many of you for our normal holiday luncheons. I hope you are safe and well and I look forward to seeing you next year.
It may be easy to reflect on the things that we are missing during this holiday season, but please be sure to remember the meaning of these holidays. We are coming through one of the most difficult periods of our country’s history. We should take a moment to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for, how blessed our families are, and that we may soon have a vaccine for this virus that has shaken the world so horribly. While COVID may force us to change how we celebrate it cannot change who we are. In grim times it is most important to be our best selves. For those that hunger we can offer a meal. For those that are lonely we can offer our voice. Circumstances may separate us physically, but they cannot separate us in other ways. This holiday season many will need more than they ever have, please find a way to be the light of hope during dark days.
Many Charitable organizations have had to change how they are proceeding due to COVID but we can still show our support online:
Toys for Tots Lansing -
Old Newsboys Lansing –
Greater Lansing area food bank –