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Give Veterans & Their Families Free Tickets for Life!

How do you normally observe Veterans Day? Of course, you’re looking forward to a day off and perhaps you do nothing out of the ordinary at all. How many Americans do the same thing?

Veterans Day (called “Remembrance Day” in several other countries) is the celebration  of the end of World War I, where on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month  (Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.), a treaty was signed to end the war.  Traditionally, it is celebrated in most countries, by holding a two minute ceremony or vigil or prayer at 11 a.m., both in remembrance of those who gave their lives in military service and in gratitude for those currently in the military are putting their lives on the line for this country.

What if you could do something this Veterans Day that would take you two minutes, but would give veterans, active military and their families access to free event tickets for a lifetime? What if your friends could do that, too? Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s true, thanks to the hard work of the non-profit Vet Tix.
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More than 1,000 Tickets Donated to Veterans in Just 3 weeks!

More than 1,000 tickets have been donated to veterans, active military and the families of those who gave their lives in U.S. military service in the first 3 weeks of a partnership forged between Veteran Tickets Foundation, and Brown Paper Tickets.

Veterans are eligible for donations of tickets given by event producers and ticket buyers through Brown Paper Tickets. This is the only ticketing company partnership whereby tickets are being donated instead of sold to veterans at a discounted military rate.

“Our partnership seems to be in full swing,” said Michael A. Focareto, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Chief Executive Officer/Founder of Veteran Tickets Foundation.

Here are some ‘thank you’ messages we received from veterans who have used tickets donated through the producers on Brown Paper Tickets.”

A big thank you for the passes to the Rose City Comic-Con. If it wasn’t for you I would not have been able to take my sons to this event. They had such a good time. I remember going to this event when I was about their age and it was priceless to see the look on their faces as we walked around and looked at the different exhibits. Thank You!” – Posted by Jim on September 10, 2012. Jim is currently serving in the US Military and attended Rose City Comic-Con in Portland, Oregon on September 8, 2012.

Thanks for the ticket to the comedy show. The show is hilarious…haven’t laughed that hard in a long time. Greatly appreciated!” – Posted by Edgar on August 28, 2012. Edgar is currently serving in the US Military and attended “Reinforcing Stereotypes – A Night of Stand Up Comedy” in San Francisco, California on August 24, 2012.

“Brown Paper Tickets is proud to help event producers and ticket buyers to donate their tickets to veterans and their families,” said William S. Jordan, president and founder of Brown Paper Tickets. “As a company founded on the principals of fair-trade, we look for opportunities such as this partnership with Vet Tix to give to our community, and specifically, to give back to those who put their lives on the line for our freedom. This is our way of saying, ‘thank you.'”

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A New Way to Say “Thank You” to Veterans Today!

Brown Paper Tickets is proud to announce a partnership with Veteran Tickets Foundation, (also known as “Vet Tix”) to provide a new, easy way for producers and their ticket-buyers to donate tickets to U.S. veterans. This partnership is expected to double the number of tickets being donated to active military, veterans and their families in its first year. It will also enable Vet Tix to begin donations of tickets to U.S. military personnel stationed around the globe.

“The number of tickets donated will easily be as high as 500,000 per year,” said William S. Jordan, Founder and President of Brown Paper Tickets. “Many artists, bands, sports teams, venues and anyone who organizes an event are attracted to Brown Paper Tickets because of our business ethos of giving back; we make a donation to charity with every ticket sold. The same motivations that bring millions to our site may inspire them to join us in saying ‘thank you’ to those who have served our country in the U.S. military.”

“Veteran Tickets Foundation is delighted that Brown Paper Tickets has offered to partner with us by creating a portal for event producers and ticket buyers to make donations to our foundation,” said CEO and Founder of Vet Tix Michael Focareto. ” We’d like to thank Brown Paper Tickets for believing in our mission of giving something to those who have given so much.”
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