Charleston, SC (PRWEB) May 28, 2012
Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a federal holiday that commemorates the fallen heroes who have died in military service. Americans will come together and pay their respects at cemeteries, memorials and parades, and a National Moment of Remembrance will take place at 3:00 p.m., Memorial Day 2012.
Carrying the spirit and tradition of Memorial Day, VetFriends.com -- the largest Web site for reuniting U.S. veterans with over 1 million members -- offers a nationwide Memorial Day parade directory, Memorial Day forum, an online casualty memorial and photo tribute, free for all to view and submit information to. VetFriends was founded by a U.S. veteran in 2000, and continues to help reconnect and honor military veterans.
An online Memorial Day Forum dedicated to all U.S. veterans and military personnel, past and present, living and deceased can be viewed at http://www.vetfriends.com/memorial_day_forum/. The forum reaches out to U.S. veterans and anyone else interested in contributing their thoughts and insights in regards to our U.S. military personnel and Memorial Day. Personal stories, sentiments and words of thanks will be posted throughout May and the summer.
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. heroes.
At VetFriends.com a nationwide Memorial Day parade/events directory is available for people to find events in their area to show their support. The directory will highlight locations, dates and times of the Holiday's events at http://www.vetfriends.com/memorialparades/. Coordinators along with the community can submit and register their events at this site address as well.
Through Memorial Day and the summer, VetFriends will be taking up to 50% 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: RP for an additional 10% off all U.S. military caps, shirts, collectibles, patches, stickers and many other pride items online at http://www.vetfriends.com/catalog. Free shipping is given to all orders.
Founded by a U.S. Military Veteran -
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 additional services such as: search over 1,270,000 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.
This Memorial Day and all year long, VetFriends.com encourages all Americans to take a moment and give thanks and remembrance to the many brave men and women who have sacrificed the ultimate for their country. In addition, VetFriends.com encourages all to honor, thank and support U.S. veterans and active military of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard -- All heroes of our nation.
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 1,270,000 people with 170,000 visitors per month to the site. Please visit http://www.vetfriends.com for more information.
Note to the media: For veteran reuniting stories, photos and interview opportunities please contact Maynard Anderson at the provided email.