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November is Military Family Appreciation Month

1 November 2015 by
November is Military Family Month
November 1, 2015 – November 30, 2015
Military Family Month was established in 1993 by the Armed Services YMCA, with the U.S. Government formally recognizing the occasion every year since.
In 2009 proclamation, President Barack Obama called on all Americans to honor military families through private actions and public service for the tremendous contributions they make in the support of our service members and our Nation during Military Family Month.  Each November, the Armed Services YMCA celebrates Military Family Month to demonstrate the nation’s support and commitment to the families of military personnel. With so many service members deployed throughout the world, recognizing the daily sacrifices made by military families has never been more important.

Each year during Military Family Month, The Armed Services YMCA also announces the guidelines and opens entries to the Annual Student Art & Essay Contest. Stay tuned for Contest Rules, events, discounts and tips on how you can help recognize Military Families during Military Family Month.

Be Involved With November Is Military Family Month


The Armed Services Y provides free or low-cost youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility programs for junior enlisted military & their families to make military life easier.

Click here to learn more about how you can be involved and find more information about The Armed Services YMCA

Presidential Proclamation -- Military Family Month, 2015


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Excerpt from the Presidential Proclamation

"They represent the best our Nation has to offer, and serving alongside them are proud and loving family members -- heroes on the home front.  Each day, they make sacrifices for their loved ones and their country.  They have answered their call of duty, and as a Nation, we must answer ours and serve them as well as they have served us.  During Military Family Month, we pay tribute to and thank our military families for their service to our country, and we recognize the extraordinary ways in which they give of themselves for us all."

Read the entire Proclamation




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