(PRWEB) May 21, 2016
Charleston, SC: On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to celebrate the unification of all service branches under one department: The Department of Defense. The first Armed Forces Day was on May 20, 1950 and was celebrated with parades, air shows and receptions. On that day, 10,000 U.S. troops, veterans and cadets honorably marched in front of the President in Washington, D.C.
Today, https://www.VetFriends.com – the largest online community reuniting and supporting U.S. veterans and military -- encourages all to thank, remember and honor U.S. military personnel and veterans on Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, and all year long.
In celebration of Armed Forces Day, VetFriends will be taking up to 50% off all Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard pride items at https://www.vetfriends.com/catalog. Visitors are invited to utilize promo code: B3 for an additional 15% off all military items.
To show appreciation to veterans and military personnel of all branches, U.S. military caps, shirts, collectibles, patches, stickers and many other items will be available online for up to 50% off plus the promotional gift code. All orders will receive free shipping.
VetFriends.com founder and U.S. veteran, Corporal Sutcliffe states: "Each and every day the entire VetFriends.com team takes time to express our thanks, appreciation and honor toward our military heroes -- whether it be through helping people reunite, providing information and support, or simply saying 'Thank You'. We are here for our veterans and military."
As a symbol of service and support, a VetFriends.com premium membership Veteran I.D. card is currently available. The card shows the name, branch, years of service and rank of premium members. In addition, an I.D. photo and service verification option is available for all cards. Information on the VetFriends Veteran I.D. card can be found at: https://www.vetfriends.com/veteran-id-card/.
The Veterans Discount Center and Business Directory 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. This free directory can be viewed at: https://www.vetfriends.com/veteran-discount-center/.
Additionally, Veteran-owned or operated companies, along with all nationwide companies are invited to sign up and list their company for free at:
VetFriends.com currently has over 2,000,000 members nationwide, attracting over 500,000 visitors per month to the Web site. With the powerful notion of "reuniting" in mind, VetFriends.com offers services such as: search the database to make contact with old military friends, search and set up reunions, find and post Memorial Day parades at: https://www.vetfriends.com/memorialparades/, search 10,000 military units, message boards, post photos and share military jokes, VA benefits blog, obtain information on how to receive medals, military records and more.
On Armed Forces Day, Veterans Day, Memorial Day and all year long, VetFriends.com is devoted to honoring, supporting and reuniting veterans and active military of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps 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 Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm and the present. For further information and/or interview opportunities please contact VetFriends.com at 1-800-975-1618 or via the provided e-mail.