YMCA Announces - A Salute to our Soldiers

The YMCA challenges all Washington County residents to show their support of our brave men and women.

During the month of November, the Washington County Family YMCA will lead Washington County in A Salute to our Soldiers by honoring our local service members and their families to recognize the sacrifice they and their families make to secure the nation’s freedom.

The YMCA has outlined weekly challenges for all Washington County residents for the month of November which include wearing yellow, writing letters of support, donating care package items, and prayer.

"In November, we are fortunate to have two wonderful Holidays—Veterans Day and Thanksgiving!" says Rosie Morehous, the Youth First Director taking on the project, “I look forward to propelling the sentiment of these occasions into the whole month by leading the community in showing our thanks and gratitude to the many brave men and women through A Salute to our Soldiers.”

November 4th-8th, the community is encouraged to wear yellow in support of our troops. “Salute To Our Soldiers” wrist bands may be picked up at the Washington County Family YMCA—while supplies last, and 2013 “Salute To Our Soldiers” t-shirts may be ordered at the Y, or by contacting Rosie Morehous.

November 11th-15th, the community is encouraged to write letters of support and encouragement to service men and women you know. Letters of thanks to our many wonderful veterans are encouraged as well.

November 18th-22nd, the community is encouraged to donate care package items to the YMCA that will be sent to our brave soldiers currently serving.

November 25th-29th, the community is encouraged to pray for our soldiers.

A Prayer Meeting on the Square will be held on Monday, November 25th, from 12:00-1:00pm.

The Monday before Thanksgiving, we have a nice little program lined up to honor our soldiers,” says Morehous. “When celebrating the many things we have to be thankful for, putting our soldiers and veterans at the top of the list is very important”.

If you would like your active duty service member to be recognized by either prayer list, letters of support, thank you cards, or care packages please contact Rosie Morehous at the YMCA at 812-883-9622 or by email to