Charleston, SC (PRWEB) May 16, 2009
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to celebrate the unification of all service branches under one department; The Department of Defense. The first Armed Forces Day was on May 20, 1950 and was celebrated with parades, air shows and receptions. On that day, 10,000 U.S. troops, veterans and cadets honorably marched in front of the President in Washington, D.C.
Today, http://www.VetFriends.com -- an online community reuniting and supporting U.S. veterans & military -- encourages all to thank and honor our U.S. military and veterans on Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, and all year long. In celebration of Armed Forces Day, VetFriends will be taking up to 50% off all Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard pride items. Moreover, visitors are invited to utilize promo code: FD for an additional 15% off all pride items.
To show appreciation for our veterans and military personnel of all branches, U.S. military caps, shirts, collectibles, patches, stickers and many other items will be available online at http://www.vetfriends.com/catalog from 10-50% off plus the promotional gift code.
VetFriends.com founder and U.S. veteran, D. Sutcliffe states: "Each and every day the entire VetFriends.com team takes time to express our thanks, appreciation and honor toward our military heroes -- whether it be through helping people reunite, providing information and support, or simply saying "Thank You." We are here for our veterans and military."
VetFriends.com currently has over 1,050,000 members nationwide, attracting over 160,000 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, find and post Memorial Day parades, search military units, message boards, post photos and share military jokes, Memorial Day forums, obtain information on how to receive medals, military records and more.
On Armed Forces Day, Veterans Day, Memorial Day 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.
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 thru to Operation Desert Storm and the present. For further information and/or interview opportunities please contact Maynard Anderson at (843) 352-4926 or via the provided e-mail.
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