November is National Military Month

Did you know that November is National Military Month? I discovered that this morning while reading the news on Military HOMEFRONT, which is the official DOD Web site for quality of life information for service members, veterans, families, and service providers. Take a look at the following programs and events and it makes sense that the month that marks the beginning of the holiday season has also been designated as the one in which we recognize the importance of our military.

November is filled with activities that focus on or relate to the military. Veteran’s Day deservedly gets most of the headlines, but let’s not forget about the birthday of the U. S. Marine Corps.

November has also been designated as National Military Family Month under sponsorship of the Armed Services Chapter of the YMCA (ASYMCA), a national member association of the YMCA of the USA that works with the Department of Defense. The ASYMCA has provided support services to military service members and their families for more than 140 years.

Additionally, this month we recognize the many programs that are available to assist our wounded warriors and their families. November is WarriorCare Month and WarriorCare serves as a portal to those resources.

In light of all of that activity, November seems like a particularly good time to say THANKS to those of you who are serving or who have served and to the care-givers and family members of those people. Regardless of your connection to our military community, find some time this month to express you gratitude to those who are wearing or who have worn our country’s military uniforms.