Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Jason Maddy.

Jason served as a cavalry scout with 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment. He attended Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia and served a total of 14 years on active duty and with the National Guard.

After retiring from the military, Jason has remained committed to community service. In 2017, he helped with hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Jason and his fellow Veterans also mobilized to help in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

His wife Aliesha in part credits his inclination to help those in need to his time in the military. She said, “he would give the guy the shirt off his back.”

Thank you for your service, Jason!


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 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.


Graphic By Gavin Fukawa: Gavin Fukawa is a Political Science and International Affairs Major with a Japanese and Environmental Science Minor at Wake Forest University.

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Published on Jan. 16, 2018

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