The First to Say Thank You in Aiken County
OUR COMMUNITY SALUTES -
Our Community Salutes - Aiken County is a non-profit organization committed to recognizing and honoring high school enlistees and their commitment to military service and to provide parents/guardians of enlistees with community support as their son or daughter transitions into military service.
NEWS & EVENTS
The 2020 OCS-Aiken County Gala dinner was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic but it did not stop us from honoring our Aiken County enlistees.
In place of the event, the ceremony’s guest speaker, Medal of Honor recipient Clint Romesha, sent an autographed copy of his book, “Red Platoon,” along with his challenge coin and a personal letter congratulating the new recruits. “Seniors, you inspire me,” an excerpt of Romesha’s letter reads. “With this choice that you are about to make, you will demonstrate a depth of character that is both rare and
precious because it is rooted in a commitment that extends far beyond your own interests to embrace something greater than yourself. I believe that each and every one of you harbors the potential for greatness.”
Enlistees also received a $150 gift card, a letter of gratitude from the board, and were featured in a full-page spread in The Aiken Standard and the North Augusta Star.
OUR 2020 TITLE
Bechtel National, Inc.
Pat and Theresa Blewett
Longenecker and Associates
Tom and Barbara Matthews
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
Savannah River Remediation
Security Federal Bank