Sixteen years later …

From the Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO ... a reminder.

Today marks 16 years since four coordinated attacks on American soil shaped and changed our country as a whole. 2,996 American lives were lost and more than 6,000 others were injured as a direct result of those attacks. America as a whole lost their sense of safety and security on September 11, 2001.

Since that day we have been at war, a war that has no end in sight. Millions of young men and wom...en have volunteered and continue to volunteer to serve their country and defend the ideas we hold so dear. Many of those soldiers paid the ultimate sacrifice. Many came home with injuries, ones you can see and so many you can not.

This war has created a new generation of American veterans who have faced new and difficult struggles. We must insure that these veterans have the support and resources to be able to transition into civilian life, so they to can achieve the American Dream.