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Established in 1993 by the Armed Services YMCA, Military Family Appreciation Month recognizes the sacrifices families make to support their Marines, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, Soldiers, and Airmen. Each year the President signs a proclamation declaring November “Military Family Month”. This annual proclamation marks the beginning of a month-long celebration of the Military Family in which the Department of Defense and the nation will honor the commitment and sacrifices made by the families of the nation’s service members.
For the past 24 years, the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads has taken this premise further by hosting the Five Star Military Family Recognition Luncheon. The Five Star is an annual event that recognizes active duty, junior enlisted (E-6 and below) service members and their families who best represent service to their country and commitment to their local community through a spirit of volunteerism. We will honor one military family from each of the five branches on November 1, 2018, at The Westin Town Center in Virginia Beach from Noon to 1:30 PM.
To Nominate a Deserving Hampton Roads Military Family, please fill out our online form. Nomination Deadline is Friday, October 19, 2018.
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Since its beginning in 2011, the Jack Daniels and Armed Services YMCA Operation Ride Home Program has helped a total of 6,410 individuals travel from their bases to homes across the country for the holidays.
2018 will be the 8th year for Operation Ride Home. We are proud and excited to continue offering this program as another way of showing our appreciation and supporting those sacrifice so much.
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