“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.
“TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) — To honor and recognize Kansas high schoolseniors taking the next step in their lives as military men and women, a community salute was held at the Statehouse Saturday. The Manhattan Recruiting Company put together the first ever “My Community Salutes” event, bringing together seniors from all over Kansas and recognizing them for their brave decision to join the Army or Amy Reserve after high school.” Read original article.
“The decision to join the U.S. military is one that usually goes unheralded. “Only one percent of this nation serves in the military, says retired Command Sgt. Major Michele Jones. “Ninety-nine percent reaps the benefits of that service.” That sacrifice didn’t go without recognition Monday night, where Palm Beach County School District Seniors were recognized for making a decision to join the military.” Read more…
“Wilmington University and the Delaware Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) are partnering to host the third annual “Our Community Salutes” of Delaware dinner gala. This premier event will be held May 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Doberstein Admissions Center Auditorium at the New Castle campus of Wilmington University to recognize and honor Delaware high school seniors who have chosen to enlist into the military following graduation.” Read original article.
“Forty-four high school students who’ve committed to serving their country will be honored tonight in New Castle. The third annual “Our Community Salutes” event will be held at Wilmington University’s New Castle campus, according to Marine Sgt. Bryan Nygaard of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Baltimore. Representatives from each of the armed services will be present, including Army Maj. Gen. Frank Vavala, the Delaware National Guard’s adjutant general.” Read original article.
“More than 60 teens raised their right hand in Tallahassee this morning and promised to protect and defend the United States. The military-bound high school seniors were honored in a first of its kind ceremony here to make sure they get a sendoff to rival any of their college-bound classmates. More than 60 high school seniors from 12 Big Bend counties will soon be bound for boot camp.” Read original article.
“Twenty-eight high school graduates were honored in Margate Thursday for their commitment to defend American freedom. Having enlisted in the Army’s Delayed Entry Program, some ship off to basic training in days. All ship out by September. Some joined the Army straight out of high school to pursue career paths, others to serve their country. “It feels right for me. I love this country,” 18-year-old Jonathan Polo told MargateNews.net.” Read original article.
“More than 80 high school students who have committed to join the armed forces will be honored Saturday during the city’s inaugural Our Community Salutes event. Col. Mike Faruqui, commander of the Army 2nd Recruiting Brigade at Redstone Arsenal, will speak and administer the oaths of office to the future soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines.” Read original article.
“Not that long ago, Joshua Stinson’s decision to join the Marines wouldn’t have gotten big fanfare in his community. But the 18-year-old is one of a growing number of military-bound high school seniors honored in special graduation ceremonies across the nation. “There are all sorts of bells and whistles and ceremonies for kids going off to college, but there is no conversation about kids going off to the military,” said Ken Hartman. Read original article.