Charleston, SC (PRWEB) November 3, 2005
In 1921, an unknown WWI American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, the nation’s highest place of honor. The memorial service took place at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11th, Armistice Day, representing the anniversary of the end of WWI (Nov. 11, 1918). Armistice Day was declared a federal holiday on Nov. 11, 1938, in remembrance of the many men and women who served during WWI. Years later in 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor all U.S. veterans. This Veterans Day, VetFriends.com is reaching out and asking Americans to take a moment and reflect on the sacrifices and bravery of all who have served our country in times of need.
VetFriends.com - the premier Website for reuniting veterans - has created a nationwide Veterans Day parade/events directory. This directory will highlight the locations, dates and times of the Holiday’s events. Moreover, coordinators can submit and register their events that may not yet be listed on the site. With these efforts, VetFriends.com hopes to encourage people across the nation to come together and support our veterans.
Founded by Marine Corps veteran of Desert Storm, Dale F. Sutcliffe, VetFriends.com has reached hundreds of thousands of veterans through its online registry with the goal of reuniting Veterans. The idea of the Website occurred during a conversation with his father-in-law, who had served during 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 those special bonds often withstand the test of time precisely because of the unique and often difficult circumstances under which they were formed. Now, those bonds can be reestablished through modern technology.
Commenting on the significance of Veterans Day, a VetFriends.com member writes, “Veterans Day means so much to me and my entire family. We come from a long line of patriotic people and we recognize the sacrifices we all made and the ultimate sacrifices many made with their lives.”
Countdown Veterans Day with VetFriends.com, in support of our U.S. military veterans. Reuniting, honoring and respecting.
Note to our friends in the media: “Interview a Veteran” at VetFriends.com (http://www.vetfriends.com), connects members of the media to veterans who would like to be interviewed for a news story. If interested in this free service, please contact VetFriends.com founder Dale F. Sutcliffe at 843-856-2863 for further information. Mr. Sutcliffe is also available for interviews or questions.