LOCAL 18007 PLAQUE CEREMONY
We had the Plaque Ceremony for our Flag Display at the new North Shop and new Central Shop. The idea for the plaque was brought by James McGrath to our Local Veterans Committee. Local 18007 acted upon the idea and worked with the company to put this in action. The Plaque commemorates all veterans who has worked for Peoples Gas past and present. We presented the flag for the United States of America, the flag for the POW/MIA, and the flags for the State of Illinois and Chicago.
Our Flag Bearers were our own Local 18007 members that operate out of the new North Shop and new Central Shop. They are all veterans. At the new North Shop were:
Tomasa Wickert-Montanez a Senior Service Specialist #1 who is currently serving in the Navy.
James McGrath a Crew Leader who served in the United States Marine Corp.
Daniel Hubbard a Utility Worker and Union Steward who served in the Army.
Glenn Valdez a Utility Worker who served in the Navy. At the new Central Shop were,
Miguel Ortiz a Welder who served in the United States Marine Corp.
Tia Kennedy a Utility Worker who served in the Army.
Hector Cerda a Utility Worker who served in the Navy.
David Broome a Utility Worker and Union Steward who served in the Navy.
We had enlisted Art Carlson our bugler who played the National Anthem for the colors of the United States of America and Taps for the POW/MIA flag.
Every new shop will have a Flag Display and Plaque to commemorate all Veterans of Peoples Gas past and present. We will continue with these ceremonies at the new shops when they are built.
Please keep all of our brothers and sisters who are held against their will, killed in action, missing in action and wounded in your thoughts and prayers.