New York

Windsor High School is the ‘first to say thank you’

Windsor Central High School and the Conklin Kiwanis clubs were the “first to say thank you” to high school graduates entering the military.

On June 7, they hosted The First to Say Thank You event at the Windsor High School auditorium.

The ceremony honored 59 students from 31 districts in New York and Pennsylvania. Read more…

June 23rd, 2017|Categories: National, New York, Pennsylvania|

Event Honors Those Entering the Military After High School

A Kiwanis club hosted an event in Windsor Wednesday night honoring those entering the military after high school.

The event called, “First to Say Thank You,” honored 59 students from 31 districts throughout New York and Pennsylvania.

This is the fifth year the Conklin Kiwanis Club has partnered with “Our Community Salutes” Read more…

June 14th, 2017|Categories: National, New York|

42 Graduating Senior Military Enlistees Recognized at 3rd Annual “Our Community Salutes” Ceremony

The “Our Community Salutes” Brookhaven Chapter held its third annual High School Enlistee Recognition Ceremony at Sunset Harbour on May 18, 2017, the largest ceremony yet for the new Brookhaven chapter. Approximately 270 people consisting of the student honorees, members of their families, Blue Star mothers, veterans, community members and elected officials came out to be “the first to say thank you” to the students for the service they are about to undertake. Students from six local school districts including William Floyd, Longwood, Patchogue-Medford, Center Moriches, Eastport-South Manor and South Country were recognized. William Floyd has 12 seniors enlisting after […]

May 28th, 2017|Categories: National, New York|

Army Reserve General Helps Honor High School Seniors

Hundreds gathered here to celebrate the induction of newly enlisted recruits into the U.S. Armed Forces.

Our Community Salutes organized the annual event to honor high school seniors who had just sworn into the military. Attendees included friends, family, Service Members and public officials.

Our Community Salutes is a not-for-profit dedicated to honoring graduating high school seniors enlisting into the military. Read more…

May 28th, 2017|Categories: National, New York|

Ceremony attendees among first to thank recruits

“May today’s honorees and their families know that the people of the Southern Tier region are grateful for the choice these graduates have made to serve our country,” said Merle Jones, Kiwanis Club of Conklin president. “As Americans, we are all free to make choices only because these young men and women, and those who came before them, made the choice that they did. We realize that our nation, our freedoms and our way of life are dependent on them and those like them who choose to serve.” Read more…

January 30th, 2017|Categories: National, New York|

Our Community Salutes of Central New York (OCSCNY) hosts an annual Recognition Event for Graduates

On May 21rst at 1:00 pm. Rear Admiral David J. Gale – Program Executive Officer, Ships gave the Oath of Enlistment at General Clinton Park, Bainbridge.

Our Community Salutes of Central New York (OCSCNY) hosts an annual Recognition Event for graduates who answer the call to serve in the United States Armed Forces. OCSCNY covers 71 school districts in 6 counties (Chenango, Delaware, Herkimer, Oneida, Otsego & Schoharie) covering 7,000 square miles.

This year, 2016, OCSCNY recognized 120 enlistees. The ceremony was presided over by Rear Admiral Gale (Keynote Speaker), Capt. Carolyn Hurtado- Marines ( Master of Ceremonies), Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney, Bainbridge […]

May 21st, 2016|Categories: National, New York|

Brookhaven Town Our Community Salutes Recognizes 19 Graduating High School Senior Enlistees

The “Our Community Salutes” Brookhaven Chapter held its second annual High School Enlistee Recognition Ceremony at Sunset Harbour on May 19, 2016. More than 230 people attended to be the first to say thank you to 19 graduating seniors from five Brookhaven Town high schools for the service that they are about to undertake. The high schools represented were William Floyd, Patchogue-Medford, Bellport, Center Moriches and Longwood.

“It was an absolute honor to be part of the second annual ‘Our Community Salutes’ Brookhaven Town event to thank and recognize the brave young men and women who will serve and protect our […]

May 20th, 2016|Categories: National, New York|

Community Gathers to Honor Military Bound Graduates

Windsor, NY (WBNG Binghamton) On Wednesday, an auditorium full of people came together for one purpose—to honor high school graduates in the Southern Tier electing to enter military services straight out of high school.

The third annual ‘First To Say Thank You’ celebration was held at Windsor High School. The event was organized by the Conklin Kiwanis Club and Our Community Salutes (OCS)

July 12th, 2015|Categories: New York|

William Floyd Hosts First Brookhaven “Our Community Salutes” Military Enlistee Recognition Ceremony

The inaugural “Our Community Salutes” celebration held on Thursday, May 14 at Sunset Harbour in East Patchogue was a smashing success as the William Floyd School District had the honor of recognizing 20 graduating students and their families from five Brookhaven Town school high schools –  William Floyd, Patchogue-Medford, Bellport, Center Moriches and Longwood – for their commitment to join the armed forces after graduation. Read original article.

July 12th, 2015|Categories: New York, OCS Long Island|

High School Seniors Who Enlist Get Higher Education of a Different Sort

As we enter high-school graduation season, our local newspapers, Twitter and Facebook pages will be filled with news about where our seniors will be attending college. Amidst all the excitement of college preparation–finding a roommate, shopping for bedding, saying goodbye to classmates–there are some other graduates heading off to a different, though no less exciting, path. Read original article.

July 12th, 2015|Categories: National, New York, OCS Long Island|