DIRECTV Partners with Operation Gratitude on Fifth Annual Day of Service at Revolution Dealer Conference

Jul 22, 2015 9:00 AM ET

JULY 21, 2015

WHO: DIRECTV is partnering with national nonprofit Operation Gratitude for our fifth annual Revolution Day of Service -- a record-setting volunteer project to support U.S. service members and veterans. This Day of Service concludes our annual Revolution Dealer Conference.

WHAT: Hundreds of DIRECTV employees, dealers and partners will assemble thousands of care packages for military new recruits, and stuff teddy bears for children of deployed service members. This volunteer project will set the record for Operation Gratitude’s largest offsite care package build in their 12-year history.

General James Mattis, former Commander of the U.S. Central Command and U.S. Joint Forces Command, will speak at the opening ceremonies. We will also hear from Operation Gratitude founder, Carolyn Blashek.

WHEN: Thursday, July 23

WHERE: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 Caesars Palace
 Octavius Ballroom, Promenade Level
 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd.  Las Vegas, NV 89109


Schedule of Events
Thursday, July 23



10:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremony with General James Mattis

10:30 a.m.

Volunteer activities begin

12:45 p.m.

Closing Ceremony

1:00 p.m.

Day of Service ends



  • Marine Color Guard at Opening Ceremony
  • Live performance of the National Anthem
  • Nearly 1,000 volunteers dressed in camo volunteer T-shirts to honor the five branches of the U.S. military
  • Patriotic décor
  • Hundreds of volunteers working an assembly line to package thousands of care packages for new recruits to the U.S. military
  • Hundreds of volunteers stuffing thousands of teddy bears in camo clothing to be given to the children of deployed service members
  • Volunteers writing notes of thanks to those who serve our country
  • General James Mattis speaking to volunteers from stage
  • Photo op of nearly 100 veterans in attendance as volunteers