Twenty. That’s how many veterans die from suicide every single day, which experts say is in part due to an economy where working people can’t get ahead. The working men and women of the AFL‑CIO join the Union Veterans Council to wish all a safe Memorial Day weekend. This is a time to respect and remember those who gave their lives for the bedrock freedoms we cherish. Let’s honor their sacrifice by redoubling our efforts to secure and make real those freedoms for every worker in America, so working people can win new economic rules built on broadly shared prosperity. Honor our veterans by fighting for full funding for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and support efforts to train and employ our veterans for good union jobs.