#COUNTDOWNTOVETERANSDAY update for November 7, 2016
Where will YOU be on Veterans Day?
By Chris Isleib
Director of Public Affairs, U.S. World War One Centennial Commission
Veterans Day is coming -- Friday, November 11th is mere days away.
Veterans Day is a day for our nation to thank veterans for what they have done for us, and to thank military members for what they do for us every day.
As you know, we have been actively counting down to Veterans Day, though telling the stories of veterans issues, veterans contributions, and veterans needs. With our partners, we have been creating awareness of veterans among our collective audiences across the country with the hashtag #COUNTDOWNTOVETERANSDAY..
On Facebook, there have been some 1,540 #CountdownToVeteransDay postings from our partners and friends, creating 4,535,300 Audience Impressions.
On Twitter, our collective efforts have yielded some 2,266 Posts by 450 Partner Users, earning a total Audience of 4,898,500 Impressions.
Combined -- the #CountdownToVeteransDay campaign has, to date, generated an total audience of about 9,433,800 people!
We thank you for helping us to make people more aware of our veterans, and our military members!
Awareness is only part of what we can do. If you are interested in getting involved, and making Veterans Day 'a day ON', we can help you.
The World War One Centennial Commission has a list of activities, events, and volunteer opportunities at the CountdownToVeteransDay.org website. There are links to major organizations who can use your help, or who welcome you to attend their commemoration events, etc. The volunteer opportunities include short-term and longer-term volunteer efforts.
In addition to the CountdownToVeteransDay.org website list, there will be other Veterans Day opportunities out there. Many major cities are sponsoring parades, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, NYC, Colorado Springs, Reno, Vancouver, Knoxville, San Jose, Sacramento, Leavenworth Kansas, Auburn Washington, and elsewhere.
Enjoy your Veterans Day, and take a moment to remember what our veterans and military members have done for us.
For more information, and for opportunities to honor America's Veterans, go to the Countdown to Veterans Day page.