Veterans Day Nationwide Parade Directory and Tribute Forum at VetFriends.com

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In honor of U.S. veterans and military, veteran-founded http://www.VetFriends.com has created an online Veterans Day parade/events directory along with a Veterans Day online tribute forum free for all visitors to view and submit information to. VetFriends.com is the largest Web site reuniting veterans nationwide, and encourages all Americans to show their thanks and support this Veterans Day and all year long.

As Veterans Day approaches, http://www.VetFriends.com - the largest Web site reuniting U.S. military veterans - is reaching out and asking all Americans to take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices and bravery of all who have served their country in times of need. In honor and support of U.S. veterans and military personnel, VetFriends.com has created an online Veterans Day parade/events directory along with a Veterans Day ‘Honor & Thanks’ forum free for all visitors to view and submit their words of thanks and comments to. VetFriends was founded by a U.S. veteran in 2000.

The Veterans Day parade/events directory at http://www.vetfriends.com/parades highlights the locations, dates and times of the Holiday's events. Visitors are invited to submit and register community parades and events in the directory to help promote the support of veterans. All listings will be posted on VetFriends.com for over 300,000 visitors per month to view, and the directory will be promoted in a member e-newsletter reaching an additional 80,000 people nationwide. With these efforts, VetFriends.com hopes to encourage people across the nation to come together in support of U.S. veterans and active military for Veterans Day 2012.

The Veterans Day forum at http://www.vetfriends.com/veteransday allows visitors to read the personal comments and insights of what Veterans Day means to U.S. veterans, active and reserve military, along with their family and friends. In addition, VetFriends.com welcomes the community to post a message of thanks to veterans and share their own thoughts on the significance of Veterans Day. These submissions will be posted online in a Veterans Day collection and will be distributed to the media and social sites.

U.S. veteran R. Zelonis writes to the VetFriends.com forum: “I thank you veterans for not being selfish with your lives and believing in our nation's freedom… May we laugh, cry and remember on this day, November 11th, our experiences and memories. It was the veteran who saluted our flag, who served under our flag and who will be remembered under our nation's flag.”

--VetFriends.com Founded by a U.S. Veteran--
Special bonds are formed between U.S. soldiers who have and are serving side by side in the U.S. Armed Forces. In 2000, the idea of an online veteran registry came to its veteran founder Corporal D.F. Sutcliffe during a conversation with his father-in-law, who is a Korean War veteran. When asked whether he would attend a hypothetical reunion with his old Army unit, his father-in-law responded, "I'd be on the next plane to Korea to see those guys." Reflecting on the depth of this reply, Sutcliffe realized those special bonds of military brother and sisterhood often withstand the test of time. Now, those bonds can be reestablished through modern technology.

Visitors to VetFriends.com can further submit veteran reunion stories, military photos, military jokes, lingo and cadences. Other features include: veteran people search; search over 10,000 Military Units; Veteran job boards; information on how to receive your own or a family member's military records and medals; reunion postings; message boards; military discounts and more.

Veterans wear their medals and ribbons with pride on Veterans Day, as they take part in parades, events and ceremonies nationwide. The new VetFriends.com Military Ribbons/Awards page creator tool allows veterans to display their decorations in a new and unique way. Veterans can select their military ribbons and awards online in order of rank – to then be displayed on a personal awards page with information showing: date awarded; location; service friends present; military stories and more. Veterans are invited to create a free profile at: https://www.vetfriends.com/new_member/index.cfm, where branch and unit awards can be selected. Each decoration is displayed according to precedence, and military medals are posted in accordance with each ribbon. Military awards are shown in full color and allow veterans to display their decorations in a new way - to be shared with family, friends and loved ones online at VetFriends.com.

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 all veterans and active military soldiers alike.

Founded in 2000 by a U.S. military 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 1,300,000 people with 300,000 visitors per month to the site.

Please visit http://www.vetfriends.com for more information.

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

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