To Join the Ring, it is
recommended that you first Adopt.
Once you receive your information
you should make a Remembrance or Honor Page (this is how most members refer
to their pages). There is information on this process and materials available
here at OJC and at many places on the Internet.
When laying out your page
or pages, keep the above guidelines in mind. They do not dictate how the
overall layout should be done, just how and where the Ring code should
First time page builders
are often apprehensive about making a page or pages but it is fairly simple.
Please see our Page Building Help
for more information.
It usually works best for
a Ring member to place all the information about their Adopted on a single
page. This makes finding the information and also travelling the Ring much
easier for ring runners. This page may be your only page or one of many
about remembering our POW, MIA, and KIA; about military service, about
veterans, or about your Adopted who may even be a member of your family
or community. These pages can be designed any way you wish. They can tell
an on-going story, depict a particular time or place, or any other design
layout you choose. The Ring may be but a small part of your pages yet still
offer an unbroken link in the entire OJC Ring. Simply placing the Ring
code and the person's information together helps us keep the Ring unbroken.
Being in the Ring will bring
more visitor's to your page(s) but is certainly only one way that people
will find your site. Search engines will find that you have placed information
on the Internet and will include this information in their search database.
Back to getting the Ring
site of your Adopted.
Once you have your Adopted's
information on a page on the Internet, come here and join the ring. This
will place your site information in our database. Your site status is Q
because your site is placed in the queue automatically when you join. You
will be given a Site ID number that is used by our database to link your
page or pages into the Ring. Along with this ID number, you will receive
your actual Ring code. This is a snippet of HTML code which will be inserted
onto your page by you.
If you choose to include
one of the graphics we offer, you will also need to download image file
from our site and upload it to where your page is located on the Internet.
Once you have these in place
and your page looks right, let us know and we will check
your page and change your site status in the database to Active. This is
what let's people get to your site through the Ring.