AFGE National Leaders and Staffers Participate in Washing of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 3:13pm

In the early hours of Saturday, Aug. 3 AFGE national officers and staff members were joined by other volunteers to participate in the washing of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.

As the sun rose over the Three Service Members Statue, volunteers received a welcome from the Vietnam Veterans of America, saluted the memorial and observed a moment of silence.

AFGE National President and AFL-CIO Union Veterans Council Chairman J. David Cox Sr. led a group of AFGE volunteers to participate in the cleaning of the Wall.

Cox was joined by AFGE National Secretary-Treasurer Eugene Hudson Jr., AFGE National Vice President for Women’s and Fair Practices Augusta Thomas, and headquarters staffers Brian DeWyngaert, Jacque Simon, Bob Nicklas, David Cann, Lisa Hargrove, Verna Pitts and Marilyn Park.

AFGE volunteers were accompanied by many other labor activists from various AFL-CIO affiliated unions.

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