#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Parrish Andre Fitts


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Parrish Andre Fitts.

Parrish served 10 years active duty and 10 years with the Hawaii National Guard. During that time, he deployed for two tours supporting Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Along with his love to serve his country, he served in his church as an elder.

“Parrish was an awesome man. He loved serving his country. Mostly important, he loved being a father and was the world’s best husband,” said his wife.

Parrish passed away two years ago. He is survived by his wife and three children.

We honor his service.

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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.