Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Edward S. Petros.

After joining the Army during World War II, Edward was drafted into the Office of Strategic Services. OSS was the predecessor of the modern Central Intelligence Agency.

When Edward finished serving in the war, he returned to the States to use his GI Bill and become a dealer in business real estate in Washington D.C..

Edward played a significant role in establishing the Women’s Memorial at the base of Arlington National Cemetery. He is also a founding member of the St. Jude Children’s Medical Research Hospital.

Thank you for your service, Edward!


Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay

Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you? You’re in luck! VA’s #VeteranOfTheDay social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service..

It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to newmedia@va.gov with as much of the information as you can put together with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating for how to create the best submission.

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Published on May. 15, 2016

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