#VeteranOfTheDay LaToya Stanislaus


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran LaToya Stanislaus. LaToya served from July 2004 to July 2012 as an aviation electrician.

After leaving the service, LaToya used her Post-9/11 GI Bill to become a registered nurse. She attended Pitt Community College and served as an active member of the Student Veterans Association and Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society. While in nursing school, she worked as one of the school’s first nursing tutors. She graduated in 2015 with a degree in nursing.

Currently, LaToya remains an active volunteer within her community and works as an emergency room nurse at ProMedica Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. LaToya creates a special bond with the hospital’s Veterans when they find themselves in need of emergency treatment and care.

Thank you for your service, LaToya!

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.