A person places a flag alongside thousands of poppies left on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier following Remembrance Day ceremonies at the National War Memorial in Ottawa Friday, Nov. 11, 2005.(CP PHOTO/Tom Hanson)

Teamsters recognize the heroism and sacrifice of our veterans. That is why we are so proud to support them.

Over the past two years, supporting veterans meant working on a campaign with Helmets to Hardhats Canada, an organization that helps veterans find employment.

Our objective was to convince governments to recognize the DDN 404 military driver’s licence for their commercial class equivalents. This facilitates the transition into civilian life by providing access to jobs in transportation and construction.

These veterans can operate heavy military vehicles in extreme conditions, on battlefields or after natural disasters. And yet, most governments did not recognize their skills, and made these skilled drivers apply for a civilian driver’s licence before taking to Canadian roads.

Fortunately, we helped make a difference. Today, after a lot of lobbying, all provinces and territories (except Nunavut) now have a procedure for recognizing a military driver’s licence.

Canadian companies cannot do without the talents of our veterans because they are motivated, competent workers.

If you are a veteran and would like to know how to get your DND 404 recognized by your province or territory, please click here.

On this Remembrance Day, we also invite Teamsters to wear a poppy and to visit the Veterans Affairs Canada web site to learn about the many ways to commemorate this important day.

Our veterans have done so much for our country. Teamsters are proud to support them and remember their sacrifice.