|Bountiful, Utah Temple at night. (although we're still missing our spire under repair and the scaffolding is still up.)|
As an aside, in Herod's Temple when Jesus was on the earth, only the High Priest could pass through the veil and enter the Holy of Holies symbolizing (maybe literally) the presence of God. In modern LDS Temple worship, we receive an endowment of priesthood power from on high, men and women both, and passing the veil is symbolic again of entering the presence of God.
A Veil Worker, as I currently am in the Bountiful Temple, has limited assignment to preform a very sacred ordinance at the Veil, hence the name. The interesting thing about the management of the Bountiful Temple is that they give us rotating assignments to help in other areas of Temple service. We assist in the Baptistry, just like I did in the old days in Washington DC. We also witness sealings, these are priesthood ordinances for men and women for married couples to be sealed together for time and eternity and for their children to be sealed to them. Our work is for the dead as living proxies serve in the place of their own ancestors or other names the Church has gathered.
There is a slight distinction in dress between veil workers and regular Temple workers. We all dress in white. I wear a regular white shirt and long tie and white pants, white socks, and white slippers. The regular Temple worker have a full white suit, white long tie, white shirt, etc. We have name tags and the tags for veil workers identify that we are such. The regular workers, or "white jackets" in the nickname way, also have name tags. It is principally the white jackets that set us apart, the distinction being helpful as we have different parts of the service to perform at the veil. But my lowly station gets the best part, just sayin'.
There are those that annoy, unintentionally, but some retired doctors and lawyers, or even former church leaders, can't let go of their former prestige or even less desirable attributes. Which is why I try so hard to be unobtrusive and stick to talk of missions and family history.