Memorial Day is a day to honor and appreciate the brave men and who lost their lives while defending their country. It is celebrated annually on the last Monday in May. The holiday originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. This day also is an opportunity for us to thank our veterans for their service and sacrifices they made for our country. Here at UGI Energy Services we did just that with the help of our VET (Veteran Employee Team) team! Brian Byerly (who came out from Pittsburgh!), Mindy Deamer, Greg Myers, Dante D’Alessandro and Jackie Nawa have done a spectacular job organizing this event.
Today, November 11th, we observe a historic day with deep significance, Veterans Day. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’, Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, explains the meaning of this day as “…A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.” We are proud to honor all our veterans and thankful for our internal Veteran Employee Team (VET) that works hard all year long to support the communities where we live and work. UGI Energy Services is proud to honor the bravery and patriotism of our veteran community. We thank them for their dedication and service to our country. As a company, we strive to honor and support our veteran community in a variety of ways. We are proud to share the activities that our VET team has engaged in over the past year.
Representatives from UGI Energy Service’s Veteran’s Employment Team (VET) had the opportunity to attend the annual Benefit for Berks County Veterans Presented by Customer's Bank on Friday, November 12th, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Reading, PA. The event featured guest speaker retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North. Proceeds from the event, for which UGIES and UGI Utilities were a Gold Sponsor, will go directly to support veterans in the Berks County community through the Military Assistance Fund of Berks County Community Foundation.