Subscribe

Email Updates
Sign up to stay informed about the latest happenings at Interior.

Subscribe

Sign up to stay informed about the latest happenings at Interior.

Subscribe

Email Updates
Sign up to stay informed about the latest happenings at Interior.

Subscribe

Sign up to stay informed about the latest happenings at Interior.
Email Updates
Sign up to stay informed about the latest happenings at Interior.
twitter facebook youtube tumblr instagram Google+ flickr
Resources for:


Share

Photo Set



Salazar, Berry and Johnson Kick off Week of Federal Activities Honoring Veterans


November 8, 2010

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry and GSA Administrator Martha Johnson today kicked off a week of events to honor veterans, praising their service and sacrifices to the nation. They also delivered a report on the Administration’s initiatives to help returning veterans re-enter civilian life and find meaningful employment.


  • The United States Navy Band, headquartered at the Navy Yard, Washington D.C., performs at the kickoff event to honor veterans. Photo by: Ricardo Lewis, NPS
    Navy Band performing
  • The Military District of Washington Joint Services Color Guard does the Presentation of the Colors. Photo by: Ricardo Lewis, NPS
    Color Guard marching
  • Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar gives opening remarks at the joint veterans day program hosted at the at the U.S. Department of the Interior. Photo by: Ricardo Lewis, NPS
    Secretary Salazar speaking at podium.
  • “The unemployment rate for our men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan is appalling to the President and to me. We’ve only begun to move the needle," said OPM Director John Berry.  Photo by: Ricardo Lewis, NPS
    OPM Director John Berry speaking at podium.
  • Martha Johnson, General Services Adminstration Administrator delivers her remarks. Photo by: Ricardo Lewis, NPS
    GSA Administrator Martha Johnson speaking at podium.
  • Joseph Kennedy, Executive Director of OPM's Council on Veterans Employment Executive Director, delivered the keynote address. Photo by: Ricardo Lewis, NPS
    OPM Executive Director Joseph Kennedy speaking at podium.
  • United States Park Police Lt. David Mulholland shares a success story of a veteran hire in his office.  Photo by: Ricardo Lewis, NPS
    Lt. David Mulholland speaking at podium.
  • OPM's Roland Edwards share's a veteran success storie of Quewetta Fernando, a former Army Specialist. Photo by: Ricardo Lewis, NPS
    OPM's Quewetta Fernando and Roland Edwards speaking at podium.
  • GSA's William F. Webster, Motor Vehicle and Card Services Manager, and Vietnam veteran, shares the success story of veteran hire Verlinda Blake. Photo by: Ricardo Lewis, NPS
    GSA's William Webster speaking at podium.
  • Veteran and GSA employee Verlinda Blake speaks about the transition from Air Force Master Sgt. to civil servant at the program honoring veterans. Photo by: Ricardo Lewis, NPS
    GSA's Verlinda Blake speaking at podium.
  • Navy Band performing
  • Color Guard marching
  • Secretary Salazar speaking at podium.
  • OPM Director John Berry speaking at podium.
  • GSA Administrator Martha Johnson speaking at podium.
  • OPM Executive Director Joseph Kennedy speaking at podium.
  • Lt. David Mulholland speaking at podium.
  • OPM's Quewetta Fernando and Roland Edwards speaking at podium.
  • GSA's William Webster speaking at podium.
  • GSA's Verlinda Blake speaking at podium.