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.
“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.