#VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Jim Hansen


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Jim Hansen. Jim served during the Korean War.

Jim was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and graduated from East High School. Following the start of the Korean War in 1950, Jim enlisted with the U.S. Navy. He served from 1951-1955.

After returning home, Jim earned a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of Utah and began a career as an insurance agent and later as a real estate agent. Jim went on to become involved in local politics and was later elected as the representative of Utah’s 1st Congressional District. He was reelected to this position for 11 consecutive terms before retiring in 2003.

Jim passed away in November of 2018 at the age of 86.

We honor his service.

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? 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 By Alexandra Craig: Alexandra Craig is an undergraduate senior at the University of San Francisco studying International Peace and Conflict Studies.


Nicholas Rogers-Dillon

Nicholas Rogers-Dillon is a senior studying Philosophy and Political Science at Brooklyn College. He is originally from Brooklyn, NY, and is currently working as a writing intern at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, hoping to pursue a career in public service.