OCS of Greater Charlottesville

Our Community Salutes (OCS) is a non-profit organization created to recognize and honor graduating high school students (and their parents) who plan to enlist in the armed services after graduation.

Local citizens, veteran’s organizations, and private businesses donate their time and money to support events sponsored by OCS, including its annual Recognition Ceremony.

With a formal ceremony, OCSGC recognizes, honors and supports high school seniors who plan to enlist in the US Armed Services after graduation.

2017 Recognition Ceremony

In Partnership with ParadeRest Virginia

2017 Our Community Salutes Recognition Ceremony

Saturday, May  6, 2017

10 AM to 12 PM

Lane Auditorium in the Albemarle County Office Building

401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

This is a ceremony recognizing our Charlottesville/Albemarle/Fluvanna/Greene and other Central Virginia area high school seniors who have chosen to enlist in one of the uniformed services in lieu of immediately going to college or going to work after graduation. This includes those going active duty, Reserve or National Guard. We need to acknowledge the decision these young men and women here made to serve our nation.

Watch a video of the 2017 here.

2017 Recognition Ceremony

2016 Recognition Ceremony

2016 Colin Powell Award 2016

Jacquelyn Perry

Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, Virginia

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Want to support your community? We appreciate your desire to help as all of our events are made possible by volunteers like you. Individual, groups, organizations and businesses alike can volunteer to help. Want to act as a liaison with a service branch career recruiter? Help plan an event? Make a phone call to a potential sponsor? We welcome volunteers with various backgrounds, talents and skills. Please contact us to learn about volunteer opportunities and we’ll help you get started.

To All Who Have Served, “Thank You”