(PRWEB) May 14, 2012
Charleston, SC: Special bonds are formed between U.S. military personnel who have and are serving side by side in the U.S. Armed Forces. These bonds often withstand the test of time precisely because of the unique and often difficult circumstances under which they were formed in the military. With this idea in mind, in 2000 a U.S. military veteran created http://www.VetFriends.com - an online community that has grown to over 1,200,000 U.S. veterans, military, family and friend members. The mission of the site: to reunite and support veterans and military personnel.
As Memorial Day approaches, VetFriends.com 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 2000, the idea of an online veteran registry came to its veteran founder, former Corporal 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 that the special bonds of military brother and sisterhood often withstand the test of time. Now, these bonds can be re-established through modern technology.
VetFriends.com offers services such as: search over 1,200,000 members to make contact with old military service friends and relatives; search over 10,000 military units; information on how to obtain your own or a relative's military records and medals that may have been lost; veteran job boards; message boards; upload past and present photos; military jokes; search and post reunions, military pride merchandise and more. Military veterans nationwide are invited to create a free profile at: https://www.vetfriends.com/new_member/index.cfm
Memorial Day 2012 ‘Honor, Reflection & Remembrance’ Campaign at VetFriends.com:
Efforts include a Memorial Day nationwide parade/event directory, which can be viewed at http://www.vetfriends.com/memorialparades/. Visitors are invited to submit and register community parades and events in the directory to help promote the support and memory of veterans and the fallen. All listings will be posted on VetFriends.com for over 170,000 visitors per month to view, and circulated through a member e-newsletter reaching an additional 80,000 people nationwide.
A Memorial Day forum has been developed on the Web site at http://www.vetfriends.com/memorial_day_forum/ reaching out to veterans and anyone else interested in contributing their thoughts and insights in regard to Memorial Day, or to give a message of thanks to veterans.
To honor the fallen U.S. service men and women who have sacrificed the ultimate serving their country, VetFriends.com has developed an online casualty memorial at http://www.vetfriends.com/memorial. Visitors can search by state, military branch and war to view and submit bios and photos in memory of fallen U.S. military personnel.
VetFriends.com has created a U.S. veteran and military Memorial Day remembrance video dedicated to the many brave men and women who have sacrificed the ultimate for their country. The original video can be viewed in its entirety and commented on at:
This year, with the approach of Memorial Day, feelings of thankfulness and respect will fill the hearts of the American people, as the community comes together to remember, honor and show their gratitude to U.S. veterans and active military or the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
Founded in 2000 by a U.S. veteran, thousands of people have been reconnected through VetFriends.com, spanning from World War II through to Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm and the present. VetFriends.com has a current member count of over 1,200,000 people with 170,000 visitors per month to the site. Please visit http://www.vetfriends.com for more information.
Note to the media: For successful veteran reuniting stories, photos and interview opportunities please contact Maynard Anderson at 843-352-4926 or the provided email.