(PRWEB) May 24, 2013
Charleston, SC: http://www.VetFriends.com - the largest Web site for reuniting U.S. military veterans - carries the spirit and tradition of Memorial Day and has initiated its 13th annual Memorial Day 'Honor, Reflection & Remembrance' campaign. The site offers a nationwide parade directory, a Memorial Day forum, an online casualty memorial and photo tribute free for all to view and submit information to.
At VetFriends.com a 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.
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.
U.S. veteran M. Langford writes to the forum:
"Having served for 27 glorious years, I am still supporting the troops as a civilian contractor. I am not only honored, but humbled on this day...Although we have fallen comrades that were left behind, we will not let their sacrifice or memory be forgotten. Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and humbleness for the freedom we all share."
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. The VetFriends.com memorial is sourced by the federal National Archives, and allows visitors to search by first and last name, state, military branch and war to view memorial pages of service men and women spanning back to the Korean War. Each listing shows the date of birth, hometown, military branch of service, along with the date and location of his or her death.
Family and friends can submit bio information, personal notes, along with a collection of photos in honor of their fallen loved ones. Visitors, family members and friends are invited to leave a comment on the tribute page of fallen military personnel, along with a memorial tribute candle. With Memorial Day approaching, VetFriends encourages all to visit the Memorial to honor and give thanks to U.S. veterans and active military personnel.
The VetFriends.com photo collection at http://www.vetfriends.com/militarypics 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. Honor a loved one who served and post their photo in the VetFriends collection.
Veterans wear their medals and ribbons with pride on Memorial Day, as they take part in parades, events and ceremonies nationwide. The VetFriends.com Military Ribbons/Awards page creator tool allows veterans to display their decorations in a new and unique way. Veterans can select their military ribbons and awards online in order of rank – to then be displayed on a personal awards page with information showing: date awarded; location; service friends present; military stories and more. Veterans are invited to create a free profile at: https://www.vetfriends.com/new_member/index.cfm
Other features available on VetFriends.com include: search the member database of over 1,400,000 people to make contact with old service friends; information on how to obtain military records and medals; veteran job postings; message boards; upload past and present photos; military jokes; search and post reunions; military products and discounts; along with a variety of other features and services.
This Memorial Day and all year long, VetFriends.com encourages all Americans to honor 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. military veteran, thousands of people have been reconnected through VetFriends.com, spanning from World War II through to Operation Desert Storm and the present. For further information and/or interview opportunities please contact VetFriends.com at (843) 856-2863 or send an email to publicrelations(at)vetfriends(dot)com.