Charleston, SC (PRWEB) November 09, 2013
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 military veterans.
Carrying this spirit, respect and tradition of honoring veterans, VetFriends.com – the largest website for reuniting U.S. veterans – has created a nationwide directory of Veterans Day parades along with a Veteran Discount Center. These efforts are part of the 13th 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.
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 400,000 visitors per month to view, and the directory will be promoted in a Veterans Day member e-newsletter campaign. 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 2013.
VetFriends.com continues its mission to help U.S. military veterans and supporters by offering a free online listing of nationwide company discounts and services at http://www.vetfriends.com/veteran-discount-center/.
U.S. veterans and military personnel are the foundation of what has made America the symbol of freedom and opportunity that it is today. Companies nationwide can now give back and post their discounts for veterans and military personnel to access.
VetFriends.com invites all nationwide companies to post their veteran discounts and offers free at: http://www.vetfriends.com/veteran-discount-center/. The Veterans Discount Center will be highlighted and included in an e-newsletter sent to an estimated 140,000 veteran subscribers, and will be promoted to the VetFriends membership of over 1,500,000 veterans.
The Veterans Discount Center at VetFriends provides an easy way for veteran and military heroes, along with their family and friends to search and find discounts locally and nationwide. New company discounts are updated weekly, and will be promoted on the VetFriends.com site.
Through Veterans Day and the holidays, 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: V3 for an additional 15% off all U.S. military caps, shirts, collectibles, patches, stickers and many other pride items online at http://www.vetfriends.com/catalog.
VetFriends.com offers additional services such as: search over 1,500,000 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, VetFriends.com invites the community to celebrate, support and show their gratitude to U.S. veterans and active military personnel.
Note to our friends in the media: For Veterans Day interviews with the VetFriends.com founder, veteran reuniting stories and photos, 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 VetFriends.com, spanning from World War II through to Operation Desert Storm and the present. VetFriends.com has a current member count of over 1,500,000 people with 400,000 visitors per month to the site. Please visit http://www.vetfriends.com for more information.