Every Veterans Day is an opportunity for our great nation to pause and pay tribute to the millions of American women and men who have served our country in uniform and pay tribute to their service. Originally called Armistice Day, the holiday was created after the end of WWI to honor our brave military members who participated in the first World War. It was officially changed to Veterans Day in 1954 to honor all US Servicemen and Women who have served proudly in the United States Military. The sacredness and significance of the 11th day of the 11th month to our nation has been codified and celebrated for over a century. The fact that Atlantic City Electric would like to take this day and use it as a bargaining chip is a significant insult to myself as a proud Veteran and ALL who have served this great nation. Our service and sacrifice has allowed Atlantic City Electric to operate in a free nation and they repay that debt by trying to dishonor the honoring of our Veterans. I call upon Atlantic City Electric to immediately remove this demand from their proposal and publicly apologize to Veterans for this outrageous proposal! I request all my Brothers and Sister Veterans and anyone who supports Veterans to let Atlantic City Electric know how they feel about this insult to our Veterans. I will be heading down to Atlantic City Electric Headquarters this Saturday, Veterans Day, arriving at 11:00 a.m. to walk the picket line in support of our IBEW Local 210 Brothers and Sisters. Please join me!
5100 Harding Highway,
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Thomas Kelley (United States Navy Veteran)
Chairman, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Veteran Committee