Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Evelyn M. Noles Bayer. Evelyn served during World War II from 1944 to 1945.

Evelyn was born in the state of Missouri in July 1920. After being motivated to join the war effort while working on a drill site in Chicago, she enlisted to serve in the Women’s Army Corps in October of 1944 as a dental technician. She attended basic training in Des Moines, Iowa, and was assigned to Fitzsimmons Hospital in Colorado upon graduation.

She enjoyed her work as a dentist technician and was the matchmaker of a group of ladies that she enlisted with. After leaving the service, Evelyn moved back to Chicago and joined the Humane Society. She brought together service members that were injured and interested in adopting a pet together. She passed away in February 2016.

We honor her 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? 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 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.

Veterans History Project

This #VeteranOfTheDay profile was created with interviews submitted to the Veterans History Project. The project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from Veterans and better understand the realities of war. Find out more at

Graphic by Julia Wang: Julia Wang is an Economics and History of Architecture Major with a Certificate in Civic Leadership at Rice University.

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