Veterans day

Veterans Day 2021

Volunteer Opportunity: Support Operation Gratitude

For the month of November, in honor of Veterans Day, VERG is hosting a virtual volunteering campaign supporting the work of Operation Gratitude.

Operation Gratitude is one of the largest and most impactful nonprofits in the country for hands-on volunteerism in support of military, veterans, and first responders. The group has sent over three million care packages since 2003. Their virtual volunteer activities include:

  • Handmade with Love - create a unique gift for a care package

  • Paracord Bracelets - functional and meaningful bracelets that can be used in emergencies

  • Write Letters - every care package includes handwritten letters to express appreciation and gratitude to the recipients


Veterans Fireside Chat
Friday, November 12 - 12 noon - 1 pm

In honor of Veterans Day, join Minh Huebner, Berkeley Lab CFO and VERG Executive Sponsor, and VERG members Bill Ou, Phillip McCants, and Stephany Tone, for a discussion about the Veteran employee experience, the role that service plays in Veterans lives, and the skills that Veterans bring to the Lab.

8th Annual Veterans Appreciation Event
Wednesday, November 17 - 12 noon - 1 pm

Everyone is welcome to attend the 8th Annual Veterans Appreciation Event on November 17th – Please join us!

Hosted by the Lab Directorate and the IDEA Office, the event will feature Mike Witherell, Michael Brandt and VERG Executive Sponsor Minh Huebner who will thank our veterans for their service to the Lab and our nation. We will also celebrate outgoing co-chair Jason Bush and the election of the new VERG co-chair Kevin Nguy.

There will be an update on veteran outreach activities, we’ll welcome new employees and also have a chance to connect in small groups.

Help celebrate, celebrated this year on Wednesday, November 11, by sending good wishes to all the Lab's veteran employees. Sign the Veterans Day digital kudoboard by Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Veterans Day, celebrated this year on Wednesday, November 11, recognizes, celebrates and honors military veterans. Do you work with someone who’s a veteran, but won’t be seeing them in person this year? The IDEA Office has created a virtual way to recognize and thank the veterans on your team.

Whether you're a veteran or not, help celebrate Veterans Day on November, 11th with a Zoom background. There are a variety to choose from - with and without the US flag and one for each branch of the military.