#VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Patricia Ann Franks


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Patricia Ann Franks.

Patricia served in Navy Women’s Reserve (WAVES) from 1946 to 1953.

She served at Bethesda, Maryland as a Hospital Corpsman Second Class. She was assigned at the Naval Hospital mainly in the dependent wards. She also served in the cardiology department.

Patricia enlisted in the Navy so she could afford to go to college.

Thank you for your service, Patricia!

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 created by Carl J. Valentino: Carl J. Valentino is a student at the University of Delaware with a Major in International Business and a Minor in Graphic Design.


Timothy Lawson

Timothy Lawson has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016 and is the host of VA’s official podcast, Borne the Battle. He graduated from American University’s School of Communications in 2016 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Tim is a Marine Corps Veteran having served as a Marine Security Guard posted at embassies in Algeria, Russia, and Peru.