Our Community Salutes 2018 Event
The Our Community Salutes Recognition Ceremony allows grateful citizens to publicly recognize, honor and thank the over 500 courageous and patriotic young men and women from Northeast Ohio, including from every public, private, charter, online and home high school who will enlist to serve our Nation in the uniform of each of our Armed Services and the Ohio Guard following graduation this year. Parents/guardians, High School Counselors, Mayors, elected officials, Veterans, Recruiters and Sponsors are also invited to share in this memorable event.
May 9th, 2018
EJ Thomas Hall
198 Hill St
Akron, Ohio 44304
5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Check-In/ Welcome Reception 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
All guests are requested to check in upon arrival. Tables are set up by Service as well as a combined table for Mayors, Counselors, Sponsors and Special Guests. Enlistees will receive their name tags and a personalized packet at the check-in table. All invited guests are welcome to join us in the Goodrich lobby for a catered welcome reception prior to the ceremony. Service Support Program members will be present to provide enlisting seniors and parents information.
Recognition Ceremony 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a guest speaker and special presentation recognizing enlisting seniors.
There is no cost to our new Service Members, families, educators or guests to attend this event.
Handicap parking is available in the Thomas Hall parking deck .
Click on the links above to see parking maps.
Open Public Seating.
Limited seating in the EJ Thomas Hall for the Recognition Ceremony will be offered to the general public on a first come basis from 6:00 to 6:15 p.m. Please utilize the public seating areas that are clearly marked within the auditorium. The Community Support Program and Welcome Reception are not open to the public at this time.
The young men and women you recruit deserve to be recognized and thanked for their willingness to volunteer to serve our Nation in Arms.
If you’d like to make a donation, use this secure, online donation form to make your tax deductible contribution.
Donations By Mail
If you prefer to make your donation by mail, please make your check payable to NEOPAT/OCS and send it to:
The Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism (NEOPAT)
c/o Our Community Salutes (OCS)
9321 Oxford Trail
Cleveland, Ohio 44141-2586
Please be sure to include your return address and email so we can send you a tax receipt for your donation. The Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism is a 501(c)(3) organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.