WASHINGTON, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As thousands of Vietnam veterans roar through Washington, DC, during the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally this Memorial Day weekend, volunteers will be passing out free "I Served-Vietnam" stickers in recognition of their service in the Vietnam War. The project is an extension of the successful "I Served Sticker" program, which has distributed more than 400,000 stickers to soldiers who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq.
"Many veterans and their families asked us for "I Served" stickers honoring the heroes who served in Vietnam. They are simply a small token of our gratitude," says Scott Kreger, who created the stickers. "We hope those who see the stickers on vehicles will be encouraged to express a simple 'thank you' to our courageous veterans."
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 1 million veterans who served in Vietnam are still alive today. Kreger hopes they will request the free stickers, either at the Rolling Thunder rally or through the website www.iservedsticker.org. Stickers will be available all three days of the Memorial Day rally at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund booth, located at Thunder Alley at 22nd Street and Constitution Avenue, NW.
"Not only are these stickers an expression of thanks, but also they could be a way for fellow veterans and their families to identify and talk with each other," says Kreger. "These connections could lead to networking opportunities, jobs and support in tough times."
The project is funded entirely by private donations. Journeys Crossing, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Rockville, MD, is overseeing and administering the funds.
To order free stickers, or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.iservedsticker.org.