#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Todd Ames


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Todd Ames. Todd served during Operation Desert Storm and the Iraq War.

Todd served in the Army for almost 22 years. During his service, he served in Operation Desert Storm and other shorter tours overseas. He recruited many soldiers into the Army during his years of recruiting and trained future officers through ROTC programs. Todd served in Iraq in 2005 and 2006 before his retirement.

Todd now serves as a police officer for the Central Washington University Police Department in Washington State.

Thank you for your service, Todd!

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 information as you can put together, along with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating to learn how to create the best submission.

Graphic created by Dominique Ramirez: Dominique is a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team. He manages multiple pages across the VA.gov domain, including the VAntage Point blog. He also creates graphics for VA’s social media channels.


Elizabeth Pianucci

Elizabeth Pianucci is a Junior at Villanova University studying Political science, Business and Spanish. She is originally from Edison, New Jersey and is currently a Project Management Intern for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.