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Memorial Day Events Salute New Recruits, Veterans

What had once been a single day of reflection and remembrance has now expanded into a week’s worth of activities dedicated to honoring and serving veterans and their families.

The War Memorial in Grosse Pointe Farms will be celebrating new military enlistees during Our Community Salutes May 23; raising funds for organizations that serve veterans during the gala An Evening of Red, White and Blue May 25; and saluting fallen veterans during the time-honored tradition that is the annual Memorial Day service May 29. Read more…

May 18th, 2017|Categories: National|

Enlisting In The Military After High School On The Rise, Recruiters Say

Many high school students decide to get into the workforce or pursue a college degree after graduating, but more students are trying something different. They are heading into different branches of the U.S. military.

“I’m joining the Army,” said Zachary Irwin, a graduating high school senior from Camden County, New Jersey. Read more…

May 18th, 2017|Categories: National, New Jersey, OCS South Jersey|

Hundreds of San Antonio’s High School Seniors Moving on to the Military

What to do after high school? That’s a pretty big decision. Hundreds of San Antonio graduating seniors are choosing to serve their country.

Alyssa Solano’s decision to join the U.S Army was easy.

“What really inspired me was my grandfather,” she said. “He was in the Army, in the Vietnam War, and I wanted to follow in his footsteps.” Read more…

May 18th, 2017|Categories: National, OCS San Antonio, Texas|

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|

Recognizing Tomorrow’s Leaders

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Approximately 70 High School Senior Future Service Members from all over Puerto Rico were honored at the 6th Annual “Our Community Salutes” banquet held at the Puerto Rico National Guard Headquarters, Puerta de Tierra, Old San Juan on May 4, 2017. Read more…

May 8th, 2017|Categories: National, Puerto Rico|

240 Military Recruits From Area Honored

About 240 Toledo-area high school seniors and recent graduates who enlisted in the military were honored Thursday at an annual event in Maumee.

“I enlisted so other people don’t have to,” said Gaige Diemer, 18, of Defiance. “We’re the leaders of the free world and I want to help people get a fighting chance in this world.” Read more…

April 18th, 2017|Categories: National, Ohio|

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|

Army salutes a community of future servicemen

As part of the annual Armed Forces Week celebrations, engineers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory joined past and present military personnel, families and friends to honor new recruits at the Our Community Salutes ceremony held at the Aberdeen Proving Ground Recreation Center May 17. Read more…

January 30th, 2017|Categories: National|

Local Community honors high school graduates choosing to serve

Military and local community members gathered to honor and recognize 130 military enlistees during the ‘Our Community Salutes’ recognition ceremony on the USS Battleship Missouri Memorial, May 21, 2016.
Our Community Salutes of Hawaii is a community based initiative to recognize and honor graduating high school seniors, who plan to join the Armed Forces after graduation. Service members, military veterans, community leaders, educators and businessmen and women used the ceremony as an opportunity to recognize the enlistees and their families for stepping up to join the one percent of Americans who serve in the military. Read more…

May 31st, 2016|Categories: Hawaii, National|