Veterans Day 2011 -- VetFriends.com Honors & Thanks All U.S. Veterans and Military Personnel -- 11th Annual Tribute

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http://www.VetFriends.com -- the largest web site reuniting U.S. veterans - has kicked-off its 11th annual ‘Honor & Thanks’ Veterans Day campaign to support and honor U.S. military veterans nationwide. The site features a Veterans Day parade listing directory, a Veterans Day forum, a military photo tribute and more. VetFriends.com salutes, thanks and supports all military veterans & personnel on Veterans Day and all year long.

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 the nation's thanks, loyalty and respect to all veteran soldiers.

Carrying this spirit, respect and tradition of honoring veterans, VetFriends.com -- the largest web site for reuniting U.S. veterans -- has initiated its 11th annual "Honor & Thanks” Veterans Day campaign in support of U.S. veterans, active and reserve military personnel of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.

VetFriends.com 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 celebrating Veterans Day. All listings will be posted on VetFriends.com for over 170,000 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. Veterans Day newsletters, press releases and tribute videos will also be posted, published and e-mailed all in support of U.S. veterans.

The VetFriends.com photo tribute at http://www.vetfriends.com/militarypics is made up of thousands of pictures in honor of U.S. military personnel. Visitors can search for images by specific military branch, military base, year, war, state and country. Each picture contains background information along with a brief message and/or description. Pictures can be viewed at regular size or enhanced for a larger close up view. Honor a loved one who served and post their photo in the VetFriends collection for all to view.

Through Veterans Day and the holidays, VetFriends will be taking up to 60% 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: A9 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 1,197,000 members to make contact with old service friends and relatives; information on how to obtain your own or a relative's military records and medals; search over 10,000 military units to reconnect; message boards; military veteran job 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, VetFriends.com encourages the community to celebrate, support and give thanks to all U.S. veterans and active military soldiers nationwide.

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 1,197,000 people with 170,000 visitors per month to the site. Please visit http://www.vetfriends.com for more information.

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