Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran John Kenneth “Ken” Delmar.

Ken served in the Army after he graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He first served with the Eighth United States Army, which commands all Army forces in South Korea. Ken then served stateside with the 11th Special Forces and was honorably discharged as a captain. He later directed a variety show for troops in South Korea and Japan and formed a jazz band that competed in an international jazz festival in Europe.

Ken now runs Cheers Performances, his own music and entertainment business in the town of Media, Pennsylvania. His bands have played at local military parties and functions. Ken also does solo performances with his trumpet for Veterans in nursing homes.

Thank you for your service, Ken!

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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.

The information for this #VeteranOfTheDay profile was received through and email subscription and an alumni spotlight feature through Drexel University.

Graphic by Julia Wang: Julia Wang is an Economics and History of Architecture Major with a Certificate in Civic Leadership at Rice University.

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Published on Feb. 17, 2018

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