(PRWEB) November 08, 2014
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 November 11, 1938. Soldiers marched in hometown parades, while politicians and veteran officers gave speeches and held ceremonies in celebration of the peace that had recently been won. In 1954, November 11 was officially changed to Veterans Day, representing the nation's thanks, loyalty, and respect to all military veterans.
Carrying the spirit of tradition, honor, and respect for 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 14th annual "Honor & Thanks” Veterans Day campaign in support of veteran, active, and reserve military personnel of the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, 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 community parades and events to help foster a feeling of national solidarity in support of veterans. All listings will be posted on VetFriends.com for their 400,000+ monthly site visitors to view. With these efforts, VetFriends.com hopes to encourage people across the nation to come together in support of U.S. veterans and active military.
VetFriends.com also continues its mission to help U.S. military veterans and supporters by offering a free listing of companies offering discounts and special offers exclusively to veterans at http://www.vetfriends.com/veteran-discount-center/. Companies nationwide can now give back by posting their discounts for veterans and military personnel to view. The Veterans Discount Center will also be included in an e-newsletter sent to an estimated 140,000 veteran subscribers, and will be made available to the VetFriends membership, consisting of over 1,700,000 veterans.
The Veterans Discount Center at VetFriends provides an easy way for veteran and military heroes, along with their family and friends, to find discounts locally and nationwide. New company discounts are updated weekly, and will be publicized on the VetFriends.com site.
Throughout Veterans Day and the holidays, VetFriends will be showing their support, thanks, and appreciation of all veterans and military service men and women by taking up to 50% off all Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard pride items in their online catalog. Visitors are invited to utilize coupon code VB for an additional 15% off all items, including U.S. military caps, shirts, collectibles, patches, stickers, and many other items, found here http://www.vetfriends.com/catalog.
VetFriends.com offers additional services such as: allowing its members to 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 lost military records or medals; veteran job boards; message boards; a photo collection featuring past and present military photos; a military entertainment section including era specific military jokes, cadences, and lingo; military reunion announcements, 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.
All media related inquiries, including interviews with the VetFriends.com founder, veteran reuniting stories, questions regarding military photo collections, and requests for general information, should be directed to VetFriends.com at 843-352-4926 or to 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 to Operation Desert Storm and the present. VetFriends.com has a current member count of over 1,700,000 people with over 400,000 visitors per month to the site. Please visit http://www.vetfriends.com for more information.