#VeteranOfTheDay Andrea Pratt


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Andrea Pratt.

After graduating from Texas Christian University, Andrea decided to join the Army and served from 2003 to 2011. Her duties while in the Army included serving as a signal officer, company commander, and deputy public affairs officer.

Andrea was deployed to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. For her service, she is the recipient of numerous awards including, the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.

Despite retiring from the military, Andrea remained involved with the service by working as an elementary school teacher at various military posts. She is currently at graduate student and working as an administrative intern at Fort Belvoir Elementary School in Virginia.

Thank you for your service, Andrea!

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.


Lyly Luhachack

Lyly Luhachack is a graduate student at New York University School of Medicine, with a focus in biochemistry. She is also a Social Media Intern for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.