Charleston, SC (PRWEB) November 4, 2005
In remembrance of the sacrifices and acts of courage that many men and women made during WWI, Armistice Day was declared a federal holiday on Nov. 11, 1938. Soldiers marched in hometown parades, politicians and veteran officers gave speeches and held ceremonies all in celebration of the peace they had won. Years later in 1954, Nov. 11th was officially changed to Veterans Day, representing our nation’s thanks, loyalty and respect to our veteran soldiers. This Veterans Day, we ask all Americans to take a moment and reflect on the bravery of the many men and women who have served our country in times of need.
Carrying this national spirit and tradition of supporting veterans, VetFriends.com has created an easy-to-use online website for veterans, active military, along with friends and family, offering a wealth of information and a variety of helpful services. VetFriends.com currently has a member count of 580,000+ people, attracting over 150,000 visitors per month to its website…and the number is rapidly growing!
Top priority: reuniting veterans, family and friends. Visitors can search the database to make contact with old friends and to find information on how to obtain their own or their parent’s military records and medals, which they earned and may have lost. Moreover, users can chat online with other veterans, post photos and share military jokes, search and set up reunions, along with a variety of other great features and services.
The unique Veterans Business Directory at VetFriends.com/biz allows users to further support veterans by doing business with veteran owned companies and professionals. Visitors can browse through state, city and specific category, ranging from carpenters to realtors to information technology and lawyers.
With Veterans Day only weeks away, VetFriends.com has initiated a “Countdown to Veterans Day” campaign, to further promote and support our veterans. An online forum has been created at http://www.vetfriends.com/veteransday, reaching out to veterans and anyone else interested in contributing their thoughts and insights in regard to our military personnel and Veterans Day. These submissions will be posted online in a Veterans Day collection throughout the months of October and November and will be distributed to the media. Furthermore, Veterans Day nationwide parade/event listings, newsletters and press releases will be posted, faxed and emailed in support of our veterans.
This year, with the approach of Veterans Day, feelings of thankfulness and respect will fill the hearts of the American people, as we all come together and unite to celebrate and show our gratitude to our veterans and active military soldiers alike.
Note to our friends in the media:
“Interview a Veteran” at http://www.VetFriends.com/interview_veteran.cfm, connects members of the media with veterans who might be interviewed for a news story. If interested in this free service, please contact VetFriends.com founder Dale F. Sutcliffe at 843-856-2863 for further information. Mr. Sutcliffe is also available for interviews or questions.
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