Dear friends,

In past years, Veterans Day has been commemorated in multiple, small events throughout the region. This year the pandemic and its accompanying prohibition on large, in-person events has presented our region with an opportunity. This year we have the chance to unite for a one-of-a-kind, community-wide, Carolinas' Veterans Day Celebration. We invite you to join us on November, 11th at 4:30 p.m. for a special virtual celebration with Medal of Honor Recipient David Bellavia, SSG Ret. This is a chance to hear his heroic story, celebrate our Veterans, and give to Veterans Bridge Home.

Additional information on event registration, our guest speaker, and ways you can help celebrate Veterans Day are all detailed below.

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Attendees will need to create an account, like with Zoom, because the event will be streamed through Event.Gives

1. Click the 3 bars in the top right corner and select "login".
2. Click the dark purple button that says "Create Account".
3. Complete the fields: First Name, Last Name, Email, Mobile Phone, Set Password.
4. Check the box after "Agree to Terms of Service".
5. Click "Submit".

Our Keynote Speaker

Medal of Honor recipient: Staff Sergeant David G. Bellavia

POST YOUR PICTURES ON SOCIAL MEDIA

1. CHOOSE SOCIAL CHANNELS FOR THE CAMPAIGN

To pick the right channels, consider these questions:

  • Which channel do you have the most followers?
  • Which platform are you most comfortable with?
  • 2. USE A PHOTO FRAME

    Choose a frame for your photo. VBH is creating Veterans Day social media frame with a Happy Veterans Day message on them. Frames will be available on October 11. To add a frame on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes/?selected_overlay_id=364554204736184, type "VBH Veterans Day" in the search for themes bar near the middle of the page, and then in the "Choose a Frame" search window to the left, type "VBH" and all available frames will appear. The frame will go around your Facebook profile image.

    3. SHARE A PHOTO OF YOURSELF IN UNIFORM

  • If you don't want to use a frame but do want to share a photo from your military service that is great too.
  • It's also an inspirational way for others to feel involved and want to be a part of the community.
  • Tag VBH! That way we can share your post as well.
  • VETERANS DAY VIDEO

    Short videos on social media are a great way to recognize Veterans Day. It is also an engaging way to send a message to your friends, family members, or work colleagues who served.

    From October 12th - November 11th, we are encouraging you to record a :10-:15 second video celebrating Veterans Day. Anyone can participate.

    Please remember: iPhone videos are ok, record them in landscape ONLY.

    Veteran Video Example: "Hi, I'm (Your Name) with (Your Company) serving as the/a (your role). I served in the (Branch of Service) and was a (MOS). To all my fellow Veterans out there, "Happy Veterans Day."

    Patriot Video Example: "Hi, I'm (Your Name) with (Your Company) serving as the/a (your role) at (Your Company). We support and stand with our Veterans. To all our Veterans out there, I want to wish you a "Happy Veterans Day."

    Check out an example video we've provided for you here

    FOR ANY ASSISTANCE NEEDED:

    For any assistance needed, you can reach out to Tommy Rieman (trieman@veteransbridgehome.org) or Randi Smith (rsmith@veteransbridgehome.org) at any point during this campaign for extra support.