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Memorial Day: Honoring the Fallen

May 27, 2024

On Memorial Day, a national holiday in the United States observed the last Monday in May, Americans pause to remember those in the Armed Forces who lost their lives while defending the country. Many other countries have their own days of remembrance during the year, such as Remembrance Day in November, to honor fallen military members. These solemn holidays, along with Veterans Day observances, are an opportunity to show appreciation for all the military personnel who have served their nations, whether in times of war or peace.  

We remember all the heroes in uniform who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their nation. As we express our gratitude, their memories must never be forgotten.

Please take a moment to read Memorial Day reflections and stories from several of Wabtec’s Veterans and allies.

*Click on the images to read each story.

Quality System Senior Engineer, Formerly in the United States Marine Corps

Product Supervision Specialist, Served during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars from 2003-2012 as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps

Senior Value Engineer, Army veteran

Senior Material Handler, U.S. Navy veteran who served during Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield

Materials Specialist, Ally in the Veteran’s Employee Resource Group

Shipping Clerk, Former United States Coast Guard RM2

Program Manager, U.S. Army veteran who served towards the end of the Cold War

Systems Engineer, Navy Veteran

Senior Program Manager, Former member of the U.S. Air Force

Draft Design Engineer, Marine veteran who served in Afghanistan

Project Engineer, Ally in Veteran’s Employee Resource Group

Manufacturing Lead, Army Veteran

QA Engineer, Navy Veteran

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