Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and Ancestry.com
I wasn't going to make a post today. Incredibly crazy PTA day (and night), but as I was preparing for my evening General Meeting I saw an email from Martin Kobylarczyk, the Chief of Staff for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. What did Martin tell me that made me jump right on here and share the news?
Ancestry.com will donate $1.00 to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) for every story that is shared through the app on their wall! That is truly incredible! We're genealogists! We love sharing stories about our ancestors, so let's share some stories about our military ancestors (and don't forget about the vets that are still around!).
So make sure you're logged into Facebook and then head over to the app by clicking here. There's nothing to install, but it will post the story to your Facebook wall as well. You've got 140 characters to type your memorial and click "submit". The $1.00 doesn't get donated/registered until you post to your wall. Yep, that's the catch, but seriously, with the stuff that gets posted on Facebook, well this is much nicer!
If you'd like to read more about the VVMF please check out my other blog posts about their great work. To sum up, they want to be able to put a face with every name on the Vietnam Wall by creating a virtual memorial for the brave that sacrificed their lives in the Vietnam War.
At the time of this post there were 1019 people that had shared a quick 140 characters about a vet. That's $1019.00. You can also post more than once! Please pass this on. It's only underway from November 1st through Veterans Day (the 11th). It costs you nothing, but gives so much!