Veterans Day 2008: Online Resources

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Veterans Day 2008 is being observed not just in ceremonies across America today, but also online. Here is a list of some Web-based Veterans Day resources and programs that might be of interest. You can also find a list of Veterans Day closures below.

Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies — A list of free meals and discounts you can find across the country in honor of the holiday.

Community of Veterans — New social networking site and private resource collection for troops who have fought in Iraq or Afghanistan. Launching for the first time today. Formed by two nonprofit organizations: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and the Ad Council. Must verify military service to be able to enter.

MyVetWorks.com — Another new social networking site for veterans, launching by the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization. Also nonprofit. This one is open to veterans as well as their families and supporters.

VetFriends.com — A public site for supporters of U.S. veterans and military personnel. Offers Veterans Day forum, parade listings, tribute videos, and other related resources.

Subscriptions for Soldiers — Program launched by Magazines.com to help provide free magazine subscriptions to troops currently serving overseas.

The History of Veterans Day — U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ in-depth write-up of how the holiday came into existence and what it represents

Veterans Day Official Government Page — The U.S. government’s home page about Veterans Day 2008, featuring teacher guides, FAQs, fact sheets, information for kids, poster downloads, and photos from the 2008 national ceremony

Veterans Day Timeline — The U.S. Army’s year-by-year timeline of the events leading up to the formation of the Veterans Day holiday

Casualties in World War I — A list of the casualties from WWI, country-by-country

Defense Department Current Casualty Report — The U.S. Defense Department’s current report of the total deaths resulting from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Veterans Day Closures

  • Federal offices
  • State offices
  • County offices
  • City offices
  • Banks
  • U.S. Postal Service (express delivery only)
  • Public libraries
  • Public schools
  • Public transportation — typically operating only on limited schedules if at all