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Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo

Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo


Date ArticleType
4/27/2023 4:00:00 AM Member News

VyStar Military Heroes Mortgage Program Supports The National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum

Jacksonville, Florida — VyStar Credit Union marked the progress of The National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum in the Cecil Commerce Center on Wednesday, April 26, with a $28,600 donation and preview tour of the facility. The funds will help the organization continue its important work toward completing construction and upgrades of the museum honoring our nation's brave Prisoners of War and Missing in Action heroes.

The VyStar Military Heroes Mortgage Program was created to honor those who protect, serve and care for our country and communities. The program, launched in 2021, supports heroes through a wide variety of benefits, payment and closing options and assistance from a specially created VyHero Mortgage Support Team. With each loan closed in 2022, VyStar donated $100 on behalf of the member. As a result, VyStar proudly presented its first donation to continue the development of the memorial and museum.

“We hope this becomes a sacred place where visitors stop to pay their respects as they pass through the area, where families and friends come to commemorate anniversaries meaningful to them and where the community, whether directly impacted or not, will be grateful that this facility exists so that the memories of these brave men and women will live on,” said VyStar President/CEO Brian Wolfburg.

To celebrate the continued progress of the memorial, VyStar Military Heroes Mortgage Program members and invited guests gathered for an exclusive viewing of the unique memorial and museum. The event provided an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the plans to pay tribute to the over 140,000 service members being recognized. Two recently added fighter jets, an F/A-18 Hornet and A-7 Corsair II were also highlighted during the tour, representing years of military pilot training, marking an essential chapter in First Coast aviation history.

VyStar membership is available to past and present military members and their families worldwide. For additional information about the new program, please visit this Military Heroes webpage or call a Military Heroes Mortgage Specialist at (800) 554-6289, option 4, and enter x2660.