OCS of Greater Charlottesville

2018 Recognition Ceremony

Our Community Salutes of Greater Charlottesville will hold its annual ceremony on May 10, 2018.

About This Chapter

Our Community Salutes (OCS) is a non-profit organization created to recognize and honor graduating high school students (and their parents) who plan to enlist in the armed services after graduation.

Local citizens, veteran’s organizations, and private businesses donate their time and money to support events sponsored by OCS, including its annual Recognition Ceremony.

With a formal ceremony, OCSGC recognizes, honors and supports high school seniors who plan to enlist in the US Armed Services after graduation.

Volunteers

Want to support your community? We appreciate your desire to help as all of our events are made possible by volunteers like you. Individual, groups, organizations and businesses alike can volunteer to help. Want to act as a liaison with a service branch career recruiter? Help plan an event? Make a phone call to a potential sponsor? We welcome volunteers with various backgrounds, talents and skills. Please contact us to learn about volunteer opportunities and we’ll help you get started.

Sponsors

We’re proud to provide support from our sponsors who have an interest in serving the needs of your our military community. Sponsoring or advertising at an OCS event will create an authentic and lasting relationship with our graduates, enlistees, families and communities.

Contact us to see what opportunities can help your brand reach the enlistees and families of our communities.Sponsorship and advertising opportunities can include:

  • Publications
  • Social Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Materials
  • Events
  • Table-top Displays
  • … and much more!
Become a Sponsor

Contact Information

2017 Recognition Ceremony

In Partnership with ParadeRest Virginia. 2017 Our Community Salutes Recognition Ceremony, was held on Saturday, May  6, 2017.

This is a ceremony recognizing our Charlottesville/Albemarle/Fluvanna/Greene and other Central Virginia area high school seniors who have chosen to enlist in one of the uniformed services in lieu of immediately going to college or going to work after graduation. This includes those going active duty, Reserve or National Guard. We need to acknowledge the decision these young men and women here made to serve our nation.

Watch a video of the 2017 here.

2016 Recognition Ceremony

2016 Colin Powell Award 2016

Jacquelyn Perry

Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, Virginia

Recent News and Information

Military-bound high school students honored at Rowan College at Burlington County

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Burlington County Times | Local | Danielle DeSisto
Updated: May 23, 2018

Students who have decided to enlist in the military were honored at the county’s first Enlistee […]

SLIDESHOW: Our Community Salutes

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TheDerrick.com | Local
Updated: May 25, 2018

The annual Our Community Salutes banquet honoring local high school seniors who are entering the military was held Friday night […]

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More than 700 future service members, their families, educators, business leaders and the military gathered in the […]

Community salutes 181 students entering Armed Forces

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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 […]

To All Who Have Served, “Thank You”