Our Community Salutes: Thanking Tomorrow’s Veterans

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.

July 14th, 2015|Categories: National, New Jersey, OCS South Jersey|

Saluting Graduating Seniors from Fort Bend County who Joined the Armed Forces

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.


July 12th, 2015|Categories: OCS Fort Bend, Texas|

William Floyd Hosts First Brookhaven “Our Community Salutes” Military Enlistee Recognition Ceremony

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.

July 12th, 2015|Categories: New York, OCS Long Island|

High School Seniors Who Enlist Get Higher Education of a Different Sort

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.

July 12th, 2015|Categories: National, New York, OCS Long Island|

William Floyd District to Salute Grads Who Have Enlisted in Military

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.

July 12th, 2015|Categories: New York, OCS Long Island|

Students to serve military after graduation honored

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 >

June 2nd, 2015|Categories: Chapters, Florida, OCS Broward County|

OCS of Central New York Recognizes 135 Enlistees Saturday

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.

May 23rd, 2015|Categories: Chapters, New York, OCS Central New York, States|

Our Community Salutes – AUSA Delaware Sponsored Event

“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.

May 21st, 2015|Categories: Delaware, OCS Delaware|

Future Sailors honored by OCS of San Antonio

“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.

May 20th, 2015|Categories: Chapters, OCS San Antonio, States, Texas|

Hawaii OCS recognizes graduating high school senior enlistees

“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.

May 19th, 2015|Categories: Chapters, Hawaii, OCS Hawaii, States|