Veterans Day 'Honor & Thanks' Tribute Kicks-off at VetFriends.com - Honoring U.S. Military Veterans

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http://www.VetFriends.com has initiated an 'Honor & Thanks' Veterans Day tribute campaign to support and honor U.S. military veterans nationwide. The site features a Veterans Business Directory, a Veterans Day parade listing directory and forum, along with military discounts and more.

Carrying the spirit and tradition of honoring U.S. military veterans, VetFriends.com -- the largest Web site for reuniting U.S. veterans with over 1 million members -- has initiated an "Honor & Thanks" Veterans Day tribute campaign.

This Veterans Day, the community can honor a veteran in a new way: Thank them for their military service and then do business with them. VetFriends.com has created a nationwide online directory of veteran-owned companies and professionals at http://www.vetfriends.com/business. The Veterans Business Directory at VetFriends.com allows users to search a free, online directory to find services and products both locally and nationwide. Visitors can browse by city, state and specific category of interest, ranging from plumbers to realtors to security experts and information technology, through hundreds of categories.

Veteran owned and/or operated companies along with all companies who support veterans and the military are invited to sign up free in the business directory at VetFriends.com.

The Veterans Day nationwide parade/event directory can be viewed at http://www.vetfriends.com/parades. Visitors are invited to submit and register community parades and events celebrating Veterans Day. 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 Veterans Day, or to give a message of thanks to veterans. These submissions will be posted online in a Veterans Day collection and will be distributed to the media, blogs and social sites. Veterans Day newsletters, press releases and tribute videos will also be posted, published and e-mailed all in support of U.S. veterans.

Through Veterans Day and the holidays, VetFriends will be taking up to 50% off all Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard pride items to show their support, thanks and appreciation of all veterans and military service men and women. Moreover, visitors are invited to utilize coupon code: H4 for an additional 15% off all U.S. military caps, shirts, collectibles, patches, stickers and many other pride items online at http://www.vetfriends.com/catalog.

VetFriends.com offers additional services such as: search over 1,099,000 members to make contact with military service friends and relatives; information on how to obtain your own or a relative's military records and medals; message boards; military veteran job boards; upload past and present photos; military jokes; search and post reunions, military pride merchandise and more.

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. This Veterans Day and all year long, VetFriends.com encourages all Americans to thank a veteran or serviceman or woman and join the "Honor & Thanks" campaign.

Note to our friends in the media: For veteran reuniting stories, photos and interview opportunities please contact Maynard Anderson at 843-352-4926 or via e-mail.

Founded in 2000 by a U.S. veteran, 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 1,099,000 people with 150,000 visitors per month to the site. Please visit http://www.vetfriends.com for more information.

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