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Y salutes military families

During Military Family Month, the Waynesboro Family YMCA is saluting those who serve our country and their families. The Waynesboro Family YMCA is a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community, and that strengthening begins with ensuring all people are welcome and can find connectedness – as in the case of families that are separated while serving our great nation.

In addition to celebrating contributions and sacrifices local military personnel and their families make to Waynesboro and Augusta County, the Waynesboro Family YMCA offers FREE Membership to all ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY with a special discount for Military Families.

“Military families face numerous challenges when a loved one is deployed, and the Waynesboro Family YMCA offers a supportive environment to make the situation more manageable,” said Nikki Brown, community-relations director at the Waynesboro Y. “During Military Families Month this November, we encourage everyone in Waynesboro and Augusta County to see how they can get involved and show support for people who are defending our freedoms.”

The Y is committed to helping families learn, grow and thrive by providing programs and services that help families build stronger bonds, achieve greater work/life balance and become more engaged with their communities.

First established by Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) and recognized by First Lady Nancy Reagan in 1993, ASYMCA’s Military Family Month recognizes and pays tribute to military personnel and their families for their dedication and service.  On October 30, 2009, President Barack Obama continued this important initiative by proclaiming November 2009 as Military Family Month, and calling 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.”

To learn more about the Y and its programming that supports family time, visit