Charleston, SC (PRWEB) October 27, 2008
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.
Carrying this spirit and tradition of honoring veterans, VetFriends.com - the largest Web site for reuniting U.S. veterans, active military, family and friends - has initiated a "Countdown to Veterans Day" campaign in support of U.S. 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.
A 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 and will be distributed to the media, blogs and social sites.
Additionally, Veterans Day newsletters, press releases and tribute videos will be posted, published and e-mailed all in support of our veterans.
VetFriends.com offers additional services such as: search over 889,000 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, military pride merchandise 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.
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 through to Operation Desert Storm and the present. VetFriends.com has a current member count of over 889,000 people with 150,000 visitors per month to the site. Please visit http://www.vetfriends.com for more information.