Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Jeremy Holt. Jeremy served in the United States Navy as a Gunner’s Mate from 1999 to 2003.

Jeremy deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom during his service. He was on the USS San Jacinto when he saved lives in his unit from a hydrogen sulfide leak on board. Jeremy received many awards including Meritorious Unit Commendation, a Good Conduct Medal, two Navy Expeditionary Medals, and the National Defense Service Medal.

Jeremy married in 2014 and now works on computers as a hobby.

Thank you for your service, Jeremy!

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 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.

Graphic By Kierra Willis: Kierra Willis is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.

Share this story

Published on Feb. 17, 2017

Estimated reading time is 1.1 min.

Views to date: 93

More Stories

  • Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps and Army Veteran Dominic J. Hall, who served in Japan and in Afghanistan.

  • John Thurman served in the Marine Corps during World War II, fought on Iwo Jima and saw the famous flag raising on Mount Suribachi.

  • Edward Carter Jr. was one of the few African Americans to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions during World War II.