#VeteranOfTheDay Marine Veteran Travis McVey


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Veteran Travis McVey.

Travis served in the Marine Corps from 1989 to 1992 as a Presidential Honor Guard.

After a good friend died in combat, Travis was inspired to create Heroes Vodka, which donates much of its proceeds to Veteran service organizations such as AMVETS.

He is a member of American Legion, AMVETS, VFW, and other groups. He was honored as Veterans Advocate of the Year by Vetrepreneur Magazine and Veteran Business Advocate of the Year by the National Veteran Business Owners Association.

Thank you for your service, Travis!

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.


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.