One percent of America’s graduating seniors join the military straight out of high school, but rarely is their commitment recognized at their graduation ceremony. Rarely are they listed in programs alongside their college-bound peers. And rarely does anyone say an anticipatory “thank you.” Ken Hartman is determined to change that. Read original article.
The third annual “Our Community Salutes, Fort Bend,” celebrating the graduating seniors from Fort Bend County who have chosen to enlist in the armed forces, was held recently at Constellation Field. “I enjoy watching the expressions on the students’ and parents’ faces,” said Donna Worstell, organizer of the event. Read original article.
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.
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.
The William Floyd school district is launching a student recognition program Thursday called “Our Community Salutes” that honors high school graduates who’ve enlisted in the armed forces. Twenty seniors from five Brookhaven Town school districts — William Floyd, Patchogue-Medford, Bellport, Center Moriches and Longwood — will participate. Read original article.
Photo: Army recruit Fabian Allen shakes hands as he is recognize on the square in Ocala, Florida on Tues June 2, 2015. The city of Ocala gathered elected officials and law enforcement the recognize high school seniors going in the military out of high school. (Alan Youngblood/Ocala Star-Banner) Read More >
Our Community Salutes of Central New York recognized 135 enlistees Saturday. The group is a non-profit organization created to recognize and honor graduating high school students who plan to enlist in the armed services following graduation. Brigadier General Anthony German swore the enlistees into each respective branch of service. Watch the video and read the original article.
“Wilmington University and the Delaware Chapter, Association of the US Army co-sponsored the fourth annual “Our Community Salutes” ceremony in Delaware on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Wilmington University. We recognized and thanked those high school seniors from Delaware who have chosen a military career after graduation.” Read original article.
“More than 750 future service members, their families, educators, business leaders and the military gathered at the McCombs Center of the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) to participate in the 4th Annual ‘A Night in Your Honor’ sponsored by Our Community Salutes-San Antonio (OCS).” Read the original article.
“Oahu’s high school senior planning to join the U.S. Armed Forces were honored by the local community during the Our Community Salutes Recognition Ceremony at the USS Battleship Missouri Memorial May 17.” Read the original article.