local union has lost sixteen brothers due to accidents at
General Motors Defiance Powertrain. Every year on April
28, Workers Memorial Day
is observed to remember those who have
suffered and died on the job and to renew
our efforts for safe workplaces.
UAW Local 211 members shall always remain in our hearts.
September 2, 1951
July 23, 1970
December 22, 1980
September 9, 1986
February 2, 2016
August 16, 1967
October 22, 1971
June 1, 1981
September 13, 1988
August 5, 1968
December 13, 1972
January 20, 1983
June 16, 1990
March 31, 1969
January 14, 1977
September 16, 1985
September 11, 1993
I write these
words of honor, for those who gave their lives;
And for their families, their husbands and their wives.
For those whose lives were spent, doing what they must
Working for a living like every one of us.
Their time cut short, by things that didn’t have to be;
To make the workplace safer, for people like you and me.
To make sure their stories will never go untold;
To always keep their memories from ever growing cold.
We must remember the price they all had to pay;
When we honor the men and women on Workers Memorial Day.
Memorial Hall Dedicated in 1992
Honor Guard on Memorial Day
Let us pray. Father God, we come before you this day
name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We call to remembrance
those who died while working for
their families. We pray you comfort these families and heal their
hearts and minds. Thank you
Lord, that we have learned from these events that others may go home
safely. We still miss them
and we hope and pray to be with them one day
in heaven, in Jesus Name we pray. Amen. -UAW Local 211 Chaplain