Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Sammie W. Yahola. Sammie served during the Vietnam War.

Sammie served with the 82nd Airborne Division. For his service, he received the Bronze Star with Valor. Sammie is a member of the Muskogee (Creek) Nation in Oklahoma. He is now honored in the National Museum of the American Indian for his accomplishments as a Muskogee Warrior. Of the six people who received this honor, Sammie is the only surviving member.

Thank you for your service, Sammie!

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 information as you can put together, along with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating to learn how to create the best submission.

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Published on Dec. 22, 2017

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