(PRWEB) November 05, 2014
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 are deeply-rooted precisely because of the unique and often difficult circumstances under which they were formed.
The initial idea for an online veteran registry came to VetFriends founder, former Corporal Sutcliffe, during a conversation with his father-in-law, who served in the Korean War. 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 those bonds of military brother and sisterhood often withstand the test of time and could be re-established through modern technology.
In 2000, with this idea in mind, he created https://www.VetFriends.com - an online community that has grown to over 1,700,000 U.S. veterans, active military, family and friend members. The mission of the site: to reconnect and support veterans and military personnel.
VetFriends.com offers services such as: search the 1,700,000+ member database to make contact with old military service friends and relatives; the option to search over 10,000 military units; information on how to obtain your own or a relative's military records or medals that may have been lost; veteran job boards; message boards; a photo collection featuring past and present military photos; a military entertainment section including era specific jokes, cadences, and lingo; military reunion announcements, military pride merchandise, and more. Military veterans nationwide are invited to create a free profile at: https://www.vetfriends.com/new_member/index.cfm.
Veterans Day 2014 ‘Honor & Thanks’ Campaign at VetFriends.com:
Efforts include a nationwide Veterans Day parade/event directory, which can be viewed at https://www.vetfriends.com/parades. Visitors are invited to submit parades and events in the directory to help promote community support of U.S. veterans. All listings will be posted on VetFriends.com for over 400,000 monthly site visitors to view.
A Veterans Day forum has been developed on the VetFriends web site at https://www.vetfriends.com/veteransday. VetFriends is reaching out to veterans for their Veterans Day thoughts and insights, as well as to all persons wishing to post a message of thanks to veterans on the forum.
The Veterans Discount Center at VetFriends.com provides a simplified 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 at: https://www.vetfriends.com/veteran-discount-center/.
Throughout Veterans Day and the holidays, VetFriends will be taking up to 50% off all Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard pride items in the VetFriends catalog store, in order to show appreciation to all military service men and women. Additionally, VetFriends site visitors are invited to utilize coupon code: VB for an additional 15% off all U.S. military caps, shirts, collectibles, patches, stickers and many other items. Visit the catalog online at https://www.vetfriends.com/catalog.
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.
Founded in 2000 by a U.S. veteran, thousands of people have been reconnected through VetFriends.com - spanning from World War II, Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm, and the present. VetFriends.com has a current member count of over 1,700,000 people with 400,000 visitors to the site per month. Please visit https://www.vetfriends.com for more information.
Note to the media: For successful veteran reuniting stories, photos, and/or interview opportunities, please contact VetFriends.com at 843-352-4926 or use the provided email.