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Jeff Meisner holds the mic for his father Walter Meisner as he says a few words and receives his quilt, made by the Illinois Quilts of Valor Foundation, coordinated by Rita Pennington. Photo: Leticia Shaddix

Fermilab veterans and friends celebrated Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 9, in the Big Room at Building 327. Special guests included keynote speaker Allen Lynch, a recipient of the Vietnam Medal of Honor; Rita Pennington, Illinois coordinator of the Quilts of Valor Foundation; and Elaine A. McCusker, United States deputy undersecretary of defense.

From WDCB’s First Light, Nov. 11, 2018: On the surface, it may seem a little strange for a high level research center to turn to the veteran community as a resource for new workers. For Fermilab, it’s been a perfect match. Listen to the 11-minute segment.

From Kane County Chronicle, Nov. 8, 2018: Fermilab’s internship program expands to include more student veterans.

From Daily Herald, Nov. 7, 2018: Fermilab’s innovative VetTech program began when Fermilab approached the College of DuPage about hiring student veterans in such fields as engineering, computers, automotive service, manufacturing and HVACR for full-time paid internships.

Join the Fermilab’s Veterans Group as they host their 12th annual luncheon on Friday, Nov. 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the Big Room – Building 327. All veterans in the Fermilab community, including employees, students, and contractors, as well as family and friends of veterans, are welcome to attend. SPECIAL GUESTS: • Keynote Speaker: Allen Lynch, Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient • Rita Pennington, Illinois Coordinator of the Quilts of Valor Foundation • Elaine A. McCusker, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) $5 Admission Tickets. The event will include…

Fermilab’s Veterans Laboratory Resource Group will host their annual luncheon on Friday, Nov. 10, at 11:30 a.m. at Kuhn Barn. Every Fermilab veteran of any branch of service from any country is welcome to attend. Kindly reserve your spot by Nov. 6 if you plan to attend. For tickets, please contact Greg Gilbert at x6835 630-404-0106 or Jeff Meisner at x3846 or 630-399-0001. This year’s guest speaker is Coast Guard veteran Jacob Zimmerman, who is currently the superintendent of the…