Community Salutes High School Military Recruits

Hundreds gathered at Jungle Island Saturday to honor the high school seniors who have already enlisted in the Navy, Army, Marins or Airforce

By Donna Rapado
|  Saturday, Jun 2, 2012  |  Updated 4:58 PM EDT
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About a hundred of those new grads who are about to serve in the Armed Forces gathered Saturday at Jungle Island for a special ceremony honoring them and their decision to enlist.

About a hundred of those new grads who are about to serve in the Armed Forces gathered Saturday at Jungle Island for a special ceremony honoring them and their decision to enlist.

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High school seniors across South Florida are ready to graduate and move on to the next step in their lives.

And for many, that means joining the military.

About a hundred of those new grads who are about to serve in the Armed Forces gathered Saturday at Jungle Island for a special ceremony honoring them and their decision to enlist.

They took an oath of enlistment with U.S. Navy Vice-Admiral Joseph Kernan leading the way.

Each student also received a certificate as guest speakers reminded them what a bold and honorable decision they have made and that they are among an elite one-percent of high school students who choose to enlist in the Army, Navy, Airforce or Marines immediately after high school.
 

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