#VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran William Bates


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is William “Bill” Bates.

Bill served in the Navy as a Gunners Mate 3rd Class.

He was stationed in Guam and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Thank you for your service, Bill!

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.


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.


  1. John beams    

    Our community group is trying to get sidewalks for our veterans who are blind..disabled….the town has limited money..and can not follow ADA..requirements..how can we get help from the VA

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