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Community salutes 181 students entering Armed Forces

Fredericksburg.com | Local | Cathy Dyson
Updated: May 2, 2018

An event Saturday will honor local students who plan to join the armed serves after highschool graduation—and one branch of the military is attracting more recruits than any other. [more]

 

July 9th, 2018|Categories: National, OCS Fredericksburg, Virginia|

Why we should celebrate high school grads signing up to defend us

The Washington Post | Perspective | Jay Mathews
Updated: June 17, 2018
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Several years ago, Toni Stinson’s son was told he couldn’t wear special cords signifying military enlistment at his high school graduation. It would not have been disruptive. Only five or six seniors were enlisting. But the school said no. [more]

 

July 9th, 2018|Categories: Education, National, OCS Fredericksburg, Virginia|

Central Virginia Students Recognized for Military Enlistment

High school students preparing to take the next step in their military career were recognized.

The second annual Our Community Salutes recognition ceremony was held at Lane Auditorium on Saturday.

The recruits are students from all over Central Virginia, and they took an oath of enlistment depending on the branch of service in which they were planning to enlist. Read more…

May 28th, 2017|Categories: National, Virginia|

Central Virginia Students Recognized for Military Enlistment

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) — High school students preparing to take the next step in their military career were recognized. The second annual Our Community Salutes recognition ceremony was held at Lane Auditorium on Saturday. Read more…

May 8th, 2017|Categories: National, Virginia|

Ceremony Honors High Schools Seniors Planning on Military Service

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) –
More than 100 high school seniors in central Virginia who plan on serving in the military after graduation were honored Saturday at the second annual “Our Community Salutes” event. Read more…

May 8th, 2017|Categories: National, Virginia|

Central Virginian’s Honor Young Recruits

After high school graduation, people have a lot of choices on what they do next, but it’s not often you see a celebration for those who choose to serve in the armed forces.

Well for the first time Central Virginian’s did just that in a big way.

‘Our Community Salutes’ has made its way to Charlottesville. It’s a national non-profit that works to help communities recognize and support students who join the armed forces. Saturday was the inaugural day of ‘Our Community Salutes Central Virginia.’ Read more…

May 2nd, 2016|Categories: National, Virginia|

High School Students Honored for Joining Armed Forces

High school students from all across central Virginia are being honored for their decision to join the United States Armed Forces.

The first Our Community Salutes Recognition Ceremony was held Saturday in Lane Auditorium at the Albemarle County Office Building.

Our Community Salutes is a national nonprofit that recognizes high school seniors going into the military after graduation. Watch Video and Read More…

May 2nd, 2016|Categories: National, Virginia|

Event to Salute Service-Enlisting High-Schoolers

Seniors Jonathan Shifflett and Hannah Brock are both planning to enter the military after high school, and they’re just two of more than 80 students who will be recognized for that decision this weekend.

The first Our Community Salutes event for the Charlottesville area will be held Saturday in Lane Auditorium at the Albemarle County Office Building on McIntire Road. The purpose of the event is to recognize students who have decided to enter military service after completing high school instead of going straight to college or starting a career in civilian life. Read More…

April 29th, 2016|Categories: National, Virginia|

Beres: Saluting Those Who Serve

High school graduations are right around the corner. For seniors across the land, commencement ends a chapter of their lives that for most of them followed a very similar path. But soon their journeys in life will begin to diverge.

Of the 3.3 million students who are graduating this spring from America’s public and private high schools, about two-thirds will go on to universities and colleges. Of the other third, the vast majority will join the workforce.

A tiny fraction of seniors, less than 1 percent, have chosen a third path…Read more…

April 18th, 2016|Categories: National, Virginia|

Young Enlistees Step up to Serve our Country

More than 100 recent high school graduates in the Fredericksburg area pledged to defend the United States from enemies, both foreign and domestic, in front of their friends and families in the University of Mary Washington’s Dodd Auditorium on Saturday. Read entire article.

June 21st, 2015|Categories: National, Virginia|