VyStar celebrates National Veterans and Military Families Month

Events throughout November will honor veterans and active-duty service members

JACKSONVILLE, FL (November 9, 2023) — VyStar is celebrating National Veterans and Military Families Month and Veterans Day by offering special product offers, community events and recognitions to honor past and present military members and their families in North and Central Florida and Georgia. Supporting the brave men and women of our military and their families has been a focus of our credit union since we were founded at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in 1952, and that commitment remains just as strong today.

“It is an honor for VyStar to provide financial services to the military community,” said VyStar Executive Vice President/COO Chad Meadows. “From individuals to families to small business owners, we care deeply and are committed to providing opportunities to the brave men and women who have served our country and their families to reach their financial goals for themselves and their loved ones.”

To say thank you to our members who have spent time in the military, VyStar is offering a limited-time promotion throughout November on VyStar VA purchase loans. Veterans and active-duty military receive an extra 0.25% off VyStar VA purchase loans. Plus, they are eligible to save up to $5,000 in closing costs or choose an additional 0.25% rate discount.

VyStar is also proud to work alongside local businesses, institutions, and community partners to demonstrate our support for the military community through a variety of Veterans Day and military appreciation events during the month. VyStar is proud to support Veterans Day parades in Jacksonville, Orlando, and Savannah along with military and veterans’ appreciation luncheons in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Stockbridge, Savannah, and Atlanta. In addition, VyStar proudly sponsored the Sea and Sky Spectacular in Jacksonville and the Orlando Air Show, military appreciation college football games including the Florida Blue Florida Classic in Orlando, the University of Florida in Gainesville and Florida State in Tallahassee. The credit union is also sponsoring free admission to Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens and museums in Jacksonville and Daytona. A complete list of events that VyStar is supporting can be found on our website.

In addition to these events, VyStar supports veterans’ initiatives at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena and community partners such as the Jacksonville Naval Museum and the National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum. Learn more about VyStar’s ongoing efforts on our Military Support page.

About VyStar Credit Union

VyStar Credit Union is the second-largest credit union headquartered in Florida, with 75 branches and now serves more than 925,000 members with assets of over $13.5 billion. VyStar is the largest mortgage lender in Northeast Florida and a major employer in the region with over 2,000 employees across the communities it serves. VyStar membership is open to everyone who lives or works in the 49 contiguous counties of Central to North Florida, 29 Georgia counties, and past and present military members and their families all over the world. For more information, visit, and follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn


Charlene Shirk
Assistant Vice President of Public Relations

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