Each and every day the entire VetFriends.com team takes time to express our thanks, appreciation and honor toward our Veterans -- whether it be through helping people reunite, providing information and support, or simply saying 'Thank You.'
(PRWEB) November 11, 2012
Charleston, SC: Carrying the spirit and tradition of honoring U.S. military veterans, VetFriends.com -- the largest Web site for reuniting U.S. veterans with over 1,300,000 members -- is celebrating its 12th annual ‘Honor & Thanks’ Veterans Day campaign to support and honor U.S. military veterans and troops worldwide. The site features a Veterans Day parade listing directory, a 'Thank You' forum, a military photo tribute, military discounts and more. VetFriends was founded by a U.S. veteran in 2000 and continues to help reconnect and honor military veterans and personnel.
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. At VetFriends.com, it's Veterans Day all year long.
VetFriends.com founder, Corporal 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."
The VetFriends.com Veterans Day Tribute -
A Veterans Day 'Thank You' forum has been developed on VetFriends 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 are posted online in a Veterans Day collection for all to view and share.
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.”
A Veterans Day nationwide parade/event directory can be viewed at http://www.vetfriends.com/parades. Visitors are invited to view community parades and events celebrating Veterans Day. VetFriends.com asks all Americans to take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices and bravery of all who have served their country in times of need.
On Veterans Day and through 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 Veterans Day coupon code: V2 for an additional 20% off all U.S. military caps, shirts, collectibles, patches, stickers and many other pride items online at http://www.vetfriends.com/catalog.
The VetFriends.com military photo tribute at http://www.vetfriends.com/militarypics is made up of thousands of images in honor of U.S. military personnel. Visitors can search for images by specific military branch, year, war, state and country. Each picture contains background information along with a brief message or description stating the year, military unit and branch, war served and more. Pictures can be viewed at regular size or enhanced for a larger close up view.
After reuniting with a Vietnam service buddy through VetFriends.com, veteran K. D. Herbert writes to VetFriends.com:
"A couple of months after posting my photo, I received an e-mail from VetFriends saying someone was trying to get in touch with me. It turned out to be the photographer of my picture and a friend...We have since been exchanging e-mails and he has even added a few pictures of his own to VetFriends too...It was fantastic to hear from him. Thank you VetFriends."
VetFriends.com offers additional services such as: search over 1,300,000 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.
VetFriends.com salutes all military veterans and personnel and encourages all to give thanks to the brave men and women who have and are serving their country.
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 1,300,000 people with 300,000 visitors per month to the site. Please visit http://www.vetfriends.com for more information.
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