High School Army Recruits Recognized in Ocala
Published June 4th, 2014
It's a good luck wish from their community.
High school students destined for the armed forces were honored today.
Students graduating from nine different Marion County high schools who have enlisted in the Army were brought to the downtown square and recognized by their future commanding officers and by Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn and the Mayor of Belleview this morning.
Students say this support makes their new commitment worth the price.
"Being a future solider, I mean being a soldier in general, I'd imagine you kinda of get a little scrutiny sometimes, just because some people don't fully support the military, and the fact that the community came together and actually appreciated the fact that we are serving the country, it's heart warming," said Army recruit Madison Rivera.
Fifty students were given checks for their Army College Fund and Tuition Assitance.
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