Charleston, SC (PRWEB) October 10, 2007
In remembrance of the sacrifices and acts of courage that many men and women made during World War I, 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. In 1954, Nov. 11 was officially changed to Veterans Day, representing our nation's thanks, loyalty and respect to our veteran soldiers.
With Veterans Day only weeks away, VetFriends.com - the largest Web site for reuniting U.S. veterans, active military, family and friends - has initiated a "Countdown to Veterans Day" campaign to encourage and promote Americans to support our veterans. Efforts include a Veterans Day nationwide parade/event directory, which can be viewed at http://www.vetfriends.com/parades. Visitors are invited to submit and register community parades and events that may not yet be listed on the site. All listings will be posted on VetFriends.com for over 150,000 visitors per month to view, and circulated through a member newsletter reaching an additional 80,000 people nationwide.
An online Veterans Day forum has been developed on the Web site 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.
Additionally, Veterans Day newsletters, press releases and special announcements will be posted, faxed and e-mailed all in support of our veterans.
Carrying this spirit and tradition of supporting veterans, VetFriends.com is a Web site designed for U.S. veterans offering services such as: search over 800,000 members to make contact with old friends and relatives; information on how to obtain your own or a relative's military records and medals that may have been lost; message boards; upload past and present photos; military jokes; search and post reunions and more.
This year, with the approach of Veterans Day, feelings of thankfulness and respect will fill the hearts of the American people, as the community comes together to celebrate, support and show their gratitude to our veterans and active military soldiers alike.
Note to our friends in the media: "Interview a Veteran" at VetFriends.com, connects members of the media to veterans who would like to be interviewed for a news story. If interested in this free service, please contact Maynard Anderson at m.anderson@VetFriends.com or call (843) 856-2863 for further information.
Founded in 2000 by Marine Corps veteran of Desert Storm Dale F. Sutcliffe, thousands of people have been reconnected through VetFriends.com, spanning from World War II thru to Operation Desert Storm and the present. VetFriends.com has a current member count of over 800,000 people with 150,000 visitors per month to the site. Please visit http://www.vetfriends.com for more information.
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