AFGE Local 1812 was there when the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation held the Twelfth Annual Wreath Laying ceremony. The ceremony was held on June 14, 2019 at the Victims of Communism Memorial which is located at the corner of New Jersey and Massachusetts Avenues NW, Washington, D.C.
This year the Truman/Reagan medal was awarded to Colonel Gail S. Halvorsen, U.S.A.F. (Ret.) who participated in the Berlin Airlift. He helped deliver more than two million tons of supplies to those in the Soviet blockaded West Berlin. He was best known as the “Candy Bomber”. It was his idea to air drop candy along with other supplies.
AFGE Local 1812 President, Timothy Shamble was there to present a wreath as the representative of the Local and all members from the Voice of America and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting. AFGE Local 1812 helped fund the creation of the Victims of Communism Memorial.