#VeteranOfTheDay Arthur L. Elder


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Arthur L. Elder. Arthur served in the Vietnam War.

Arthur was in Vietnam from May 1966 to May 1967. He was stationed in the Central Highland region near Qui Nhon. Arthur received the Vietnam Service medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon and Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with a Palm Unit Citation.

After Vietnam, Arthur was stationed at the infantry school at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he spent the remaining time of his enlistment, before leaving the service in September of 1968. He is now a lifetime member of his local VFW in New Freedom, PA.

Arthur recently turned 72 years old.

Thank you for your service, Arthur!

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.