#VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Jeremy Holt


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 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.

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.


Natalie Himmel

Natalie Himmel is a senior at University of Iowa, majoring in English and International Studies with a focus on Global Resources and the Environment. She has published work for Iowa United Nations Association and Huffington Post. She currently serves as an Honors Writing Fellow for University of Iowa, the Vice President of UI’s European Horizon’s Chapter, and writes environmentally-focused content for Odyssey. She is also a Social Media Intern for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.