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Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Served
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Flag_article.jpgMemorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States. It is a time to reflect and give thanks to those that have served our country with grace and dignity. It is also a time to reflect and honor organizations that have developed programs and services to aid our military families. For more than 150 years, the Armed Services YMCA has provided continuous service to the men and women of America’s military, and to the families they must leave behind.

ASYMCA operates its many programs and services around the world thanks to a network of selfless and dedicated volunteers. Some programs are carried out at single ASYMCA branch locations while others operate at multiple branch locations. These programs are customized to meet the specific needs of their communities.

Nationally, ASYMCA operates a number of services to families, especially children, of military personnel. Their Operation Kid Comfort program provides custom-made personalized quilts to children of deployed service members. Operation Hero helps children who are experiencing temporary difficulty in school, both socially and academically, often the result of frequent moves and family disruption due to deployments.

On the local level, ASYMCA facilities provide military families counseling and support groups, medical and therapy assistance, training and education courses, recreation and fitness services, holiday meals and get-togethers.

ASYMCA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. A national member association of the YMCA of the USA, it is entirely self-funded through individual donations, corporate contributions, and a standing YMCA endowment that pays for military programs and services in full. Except for contracts for services, ASYMCA receives no funding from the U.S. government.