Veterans Day 2012 - Honors & Thanks All U.S. Veterans and Military Personnel – Veteran Pride Celebration Kick Off

Share Article – the largest web site reuniting U.S. veterans with over 1.3 Million members - has kicked-off its 12th 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.

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, -- the largest Web site for reuniting U.S. veterans -- has initiated its 12th 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. features include a Veterans Day nationwide parade/event directory, which can be viewed at Visitors are invited to submit and register community parades and events celebrating Veterans Day. All listings will be posted on for over 300,000 visitors per month to view.

A Veterans Day forum has been developed on the Web site at 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 photo tribute at 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: V3 for an additional 15% off all U.S. military caps, shirts, collectibles, patches, stickers and many other pride items online at offers additional services such as: search over 1,300,000 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; 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, invites the community to celebrate, support and show their gratitude to U.S. veterans and active military soldiers alike.

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

Founded in 2000 by a U.S. veteran, thousands of people have been reconnected through, spanning from World War II through to Operation Desert Storm and the present. has a current member count of over 1,300,000 people with 300,000 visitors per month to the site. Please visit for more information.

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