(PRWEB) May 26, 2014
Charleston, SC: 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 2014.
Carrying the spirit and tradition of Memorial Day, VetFriends.com -- the largest Web site for reuniting U.S. veterans with over 1.5 million members -- offers a nationwide Memorial Day parade directory, 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.
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 highlights locations, dates and times of Memorial Day events at http://www.vetfriends.com/memorialparades/. Coordinators along with the community can submit and register their events at this site address as well.
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.
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 that is placed with each comment.
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 1,500,000 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 Korea, Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm and the present. VetFriends.com has a current member count of over 1.5 million people with 500,000 visitors per month to the site. Please visit http://www.vetfriends.com for more information.