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Veteran’s Day 2017: Honoring Our Veterans’ Service

  “We can’t all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.” Will Rogers   YMCA Member and Vietnam War Vet, Alan’s Story Continued…   Vietnam Veteran and YMCA member, Alan’s Wellness Center work-out discipline built his strength and endurance over the summer of 2017. He said

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YMCA Helps Vietnam Vet, Alan, and His Wife on Their Wellness Journey

A Veteran’s Day 2017 Story Vietnam Vet, Alan, and his wife, Sharon, joined the YMCA of Broome County around 4 months ago. Sharon underwent a hip replacement in December of 2016. She followed up with all the PT visits her insurance allowed; the huge out-of-pocket expense once the coverage ended made it impossible for her

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YMCA MEMORIAL DAY

YMCA of Broome County member and Vietnam Veteran, Steve, recently took some time to share his thoughts on Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, when the graves of soldiers lost in war were “decorated” with flags and flowers. Memorial Day has meant different things to me over the years. When I was a youngster

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Memorial Day: “Lest We Forget.”
YMCA Member, Sandy, Honors Veterans through VFW Post Service

YMCA member, Sandy, wife of a Vietnam Vet and daughter of a WWII Vet, shared her reflections on Memorial Day. She said to some people it is just a day off work or school and time for a barbeque; to her the weekend is all about honoring our deceased veterans. Sandy is an active member

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A Veteran’s YMCA Wellness Story

This week the YMCA Broome joins in honoring all Veterans and especially our members who served in the military. Thank you for your dedication and service. This story represents just one of our many Veterans’ stories. Mike played football in high school. He was in excellent physical shape when joined the military during his senior

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