Communities

About Our Communities

Since Our Community Salutes was founded in 2009 with our OCS South Jersey Community, OCS enlistee recognition ceremonies have been held by local communities in banquet halls, auditoriums and sports arenas from New York to California, with tens of thousands of people attending or speaking at OCS ceremonies, a testimony to the appreciation of the young men and women of OCS entering military service.

All local OCS recognition ceremonies are independently led, managed and financed by donations from supporting citizens and sponsorships by organizations within their respective community.

The organizing body of Our Community Salutes includes community leaders, government officials, educators, businessmen, and veterans who feel strongly in the importance of community support and recognition of the courageous and patriotic

young adults who will serve in the U.S. Armed Services after graduation and join the 1% of Americans who serve in uniform.

OCS Communities and Ceremonies

 

ALERT: Unfortunately, the Coronavirus has forced us to cancel most of our local annual High School Enlistee Recognition Ceremonies.

However, we are currently planning an online Virtual OCS Ceremony, named AMERICA SALUTES, to honor our military-bound high school seniors and their parents/guardians. It will be an event to honor you, with senior military leaders and local dignitaries coming together to say THANK YOU to our nation’s newest patriots.

Arizona
 

Tempe – CANCELLED

California
 

Los Angeles CANCELLED

Delaware
 

DelawareCANCELLED

Florida

Palm BeachCANCELLED

Hawaii
 

HawaiiCANCELLED

Georgia

AtlantaCANCELLED

Indiana

NorthwestCANCELLED

Louisiana
 

Baton RougeCANCELLED

Massachusetts
 

Eastern MACANCELLED

Michigan

DetroitCANCELLED

Minnesota

MinnesotaCANCELLED

New Hampshire
 

New HampshireCANCELLED

New Jersey
 

Burlington CountyCANCELLED
Gloucester CountyCANCELLED
North JerseyCANCELLED
South Jersey (Camden County)CANCELLED

New York
 

BrookhavenCANCELLED
Broome CountyCANCELLED

Pennsylvania
 

Bucks CountyCANCELLED
Chester CountyCANCELLED
Delaware CountyCANCELLED
LancasterCANCELLED
Montgomery CountyCANCELLED
NorthwestCANCELLED
PhiladelphiaCANCELLED

South Carolina

Aiken CountyCANCELLED

Texas
 

AustinCANCELLED
Central TexasCANCELLED
Coastal BendCANCELLED
Concho ValleyCANCELLED
Dallas-Ft WorthCANCELLED
El PasoCANCELLED
Harris CountyCANCELLED
Rio Grande ValleyCANCELLED
San Antonio

Virginia
 

Central VirginiaCANCELLED
Fairfax CountyCANCELLED
Richmond-HenricoCANCELLED

Puerto Rico
 

San JuanCANCELLED

Start a Community

 

Looking to start an OCS recognition ceremony in your community? It begins with a commitment from a few volunteers in a given community who are willing to plan and implement an OCS graduation ceremony in their community.

People from just about every occupation imaginable are involved in leading an OCS chapter, including parents, educators, retired generals and senior non-commissioned officers, university presidents, small business owners, and other leaders with a community.

Our national office receives and approves requests from local community leaders to start an OCS chapter in their community. To be considered as an official OCS chapter, please begin here.