Charleston, SC (PRWEB) January 16, 2009
On Jan. 16, 1991, the U.S. initiated Operation Desert Storm to liberate Kuwait from Iraq under Saddam Hussein's rule. 500,000 U.S. Desert Storm soldiers, then at a young age, are now part of the millions of living U.S. veterans. VetFriends.com -- the largest Web site reuniting and supporting U.S. military veterans -- has created a Desert Storm Veteran remembrance photo page at http://www.vetfriends.com/militarypics -- dedicated to all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Persian Gulf War and moreover throughout history.
"Everyone here at VetFriends.com has taken a moment to reflect and express our deepest respect and gratitude to the courage, bravery and patriotism of all of our Gulf War veterans. We encourage the community to do the same and visit our photo tribute collection," says VetFriends.com founder and Desert Storm veteran D.F. Sutcliffe.
The VetFriends.com Desert Storm veteran tribute page is made up of authentic Gulf War Era pictures submitted by U.S. veterans, active military, family and friends. Pictures include service buddies laughing side by side, brothers and sisters in arms proudly wearing the uniform, military class photos, heroes carrying our flag and many other powerful images.
Furthermore, visitors can search for images by specific military branch, year, war, state and country. Each picture contains background information along with a brief message or description. Additionally, an "e-mail reply option" is available with each photo, where users can send thank you comments, questions and information requests to the person who submitted the photo.
After reuniting with a service buddy through the photo collection, veteran K. David Herbert writes to VetFriends.com:
"A couple of months after posting my photo, I received an e-mail from VetFriends saying someone was trying to get in touch with me. It turned out to be the photographer of my picture and a friend...We have since been exchanging e-mails and he has even added a few pictures of his own to VetFriends too...It was fantastic to hear from him. Thank you VetFriends!"
On Jan. 16 and all year long, VetFriends.com is devoted to honoring, supporting and reuniting veterans and active military of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard -- all heroes of our nation.
In honor of Desert Storm veterans, VetFriends.com is also offering Desert Storm hats, shirts and other collectibles at http://www.vetfriends.com/catalog. Veterans can wear these items with pride as they take part in parades, memorials, events, and every day activities.
VetFriends.com currently has over 915,000 members nationwide, attracting over 150,000 visitors per month to the Web site. With the powerful notion of "reuniting" in mind, VetFriends.com offers services such as: search the database to make contact with old friends, search and set up reunions, search military units, message boards, post photos and share military jokes, obtain information on how to receive medals, military records and more.
Founded in 2000 by Marine Corps veteran of Desert Storm, D.F. Sutcliffe, thousands of people have been reconnected through VetFriends.com, spanning from World War II through to Operation Desert Storm and the present. For further information and/or interview opportunities please contact Maynard Anderson at (843) 856-2867.