BROOKLYN, New York – June 6, 2011 – Finally, New York’s first ceremony to honor future members of the military comes to Brooklyn this Thursday, June 9th. “We can only continue to enjoy our way of life because these young men and women have volunteered to serve in the military,” said Josh Gordesky, former U.S. Air Force Captain and President of Our Community Salutes of Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn ceremony will be held:
Date: Thursday, June 9th.
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: 285 Jay Street, NYC College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY
Over 400 people are expected to attend the event to hear VIP speakers including the Honorable Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and USMC Brigadier General Robert F. Hedelund -- Director of Marine & Family Programs Division.
Our Community Salutes is a grass-roots, not-for-profit organization with chapters forming all over the country. “Local groups and companies ranging from the Association of the US Army, the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Brooklyn Marriott, FedEx Office, Flushing Bank, Junior’s, Merrick Flea Market, and Park Plaza Diner all made donations to support this cause,” said Gordesky, who runs Game Plan Communications, an executive coaching firm. He volunteered his time as did others from the New York City Army Recruiting Community Advisory Board and active duty service members from all of the local recruiting stations to produce this year’s event.
“Every year there are hundreds of high school graduation ceremonies around the country,” said U.S. Army veteran and internationally renowned educator Dr. Ken Hartman, who founded the first Our Community Salutes ceremony in 2009. “It is critical for the students and their families to see they are joining an even larger family.”
This year, Our Community Salutes ceremonies were held by volunteers across the country, including: Camden (NJ), Philadelphia (PA), Cleveland (OH), Baton Rouge (LA), Portland (OR) Jackson (MS) and Quantico (VA).
Learn more at www.ourcommunitysalutes.org and contact: Josh Gordesky at 917.282.0002 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.