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

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 Recognition Ceremony at Rowan College at Burlington County on Wednesday. The event was held in partnership with Our Community Salutes, an organization that helps communities recognize, honor and support high school seniors who plan to enlist in the U.S. Armed Services. [more]

 

July 10th, 2018|Categories: National, New Jersey, OCS Burlington County|

SLIDESHOW: Our Community Salutes

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 at Atlantic Avenue United Brethren Church in Franklin. [more]

 

July 9th, 2018|Categories: National, OCS Venango County, Pennsylvania|

Our Community Salutes-San Antonio Hosts Annual “A Night in Your Honor”

United States Navy | Burrell Parmer
Updated: May 22, 2018

More than 700 future service members, their families, educators, business leaders and the military gathered in the Rosenberg Sky Room at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) to participate in “A Night in Your Honor” hosted by Our Community Salutes-San Antonio (OCS), May 16. [more]

 

July 9th, 2018|Categories: National, OCS San Antonio, Texas|

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|

Medal of Honor recipient speaks at Fort McCoy Community Salute

Defense Visual Information Distribution Service | Catherine Carroll
Updated: May 19, 2018

The Fort McCoy community gathered together for an Our Community Salutes event at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin on Armed Forces Day, May 19, to salute graduating high school seniors who have enlisted in the military. [more]

 

July 9th, 2018|Categories: National, OCS Wisconsin, Wisconsin|

74 students enlisting to serve country get recognized after Pico Rivera teacher’s anti-military rant

KABC-TV Los Angeles | Education | Veronica Miracle
Updated: May 31, 2018

Seventy-four high school seniors were celebrated in Pico Rivera on Wednesday for their commitment to serving their country. [more]

 

July 9th, 2018|Categories: California, Education, National, OCS Pico Rivera|

Pico Rivera moves on from Gregory Salcido’s anti-military rant with ceremony honoring students who chose to enlist

Whittier Daily News | Local | Hayley Munguia
Updated: June 1, 2018

In a patriotic showing that included the presentation of the colors and speeches from military officers, hundreds of friends and family members of 78 local soon-to-be high school graduates filled Pico Rivera’s A Mi Hacienda restaurant and night club on Wednesday. The club had transformed into a ceremonial space to show support for the students, all of whom have opted to enlist in the military. [more]

 

July 9th, 2018|Categories: California, Education, National, OCS Pico Rivera|

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|

When celebrating high school seniors, don’t leave out military-bound students

Philly.com | Opinion | Dr. Ken Hartman
Updated: MARCH 28, 2018

April marks the beginning of when 1.8 million college-bound high school seniors will decide on which college to attend in the fall, followed promptly by their parents proudly telling their friends, family, and co-workers of their child’s decision… [more]

 

March 29th, 2018|Categories: National, OCS South Jersey|

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|