November 11 is Veterans Day and Remembrance Day — thank a vet.

By: Sara J Wetli
Employee Communications Manager | Copywriter | Editor

Today we recognize and honor all who have served in the military.

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Verizon Business CEO Tami Erwin expresses her gratitude for the contributions of military veterans to Verizon and our communities.

The “11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month” marks the signing of the armistice that ended World War I in 1918. Many countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, India and the United Kingdom recognize November 11 as Remembrance Day, a memorial day for members of their armed forces who died in the line of duty.

In the United States, November 11 began as Armistice Day in 1926 and became Veterans Day in 1954. Americans celebrate and honor all veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

“I’m so grateful for their service and honored to serve as the executive sponsor of our employee resource group - Verizon VALOR,” said Tami. “We enjoy our many freedoms because of the sacrifices made, not only by those who serve, but also by the military spouses and families who support and sacrifice as well.”

At Verizon, November is Veterans Month with several planned events. Over 10,000 veterans are part of the V Team, so now is a great time to thank your colleagues and others who have served in the military. Many veterans display the #Proud2bVZVets and Military Spouse badges on their VZWeb work profile, which makes it easy to identify them.

Honor veterans by:

  • Watching the LinkedIn Live fireside chat with Tami and Medal of Honor recipient SSG Ryan Pitts on November 18 at 2:00 PM EST on the Verizon LinkedIn page. They’ll discuss leadership and the mental health issues faced by veterans.
  • Registering for the Wounded Warrior Project National Virtual Walk. Watch Tami, Ronan Dunne and Wounded Warrior officials on the November 13 Up To Speed at 12:00 PM ET — the virtual walk will follow.
  • Volunteering through virtual opportunities that support veterans. Go to the Volunteer Portal and enter “veteran” in the keyword search field to find events.
  • Purchasing Verizon-branded military gear. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to veterans support organizations.
  • Posting to social media with #Thanks2Vets
About the author:

Sara creates employee communications for 30,000 Verizon Business Group V Teamers, including Verizon Connect, Public Sector and support teams. My responsibilities range from publishing "Behind the Business" and other employee newsletters to video script writing and editing, intranet stories, leader communications, editorial services for other teams, and email distribution via the eCRM.

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