With Veterans’ Day only a week away, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America have launched a Facebook app that allows supporters to “march online” with vets.
One you ‘like’ the IAVA page, you get access to the app, which lets you donate your Facebook status or Twitter update. The app shows a leaderboard by state and the one with the most donated statuses will be able to give two veterans from that state tickets to the Super Bowl. So far the IAVA page has 168,991 fans. The idea is to show new veterans that the country has “got their back”.
“After such a divisive election, Veterans Day is an opportunity for all Americans to come together and unite behind our troops and veterans,” said IAVA founder and executive director, Paul Rieckhoff. “This is an important day for vets and civilians alike to honor those who have served and sacrificed. No matter what your position is on the wars or where you fall on the political spectrum, it is critically important to rally around this important holiday.”