All-Ohio U.S. Armed Forces Career Commitment Celebration

All-Ohio U.S. Armed Forces Career Commitment Celebration


U.S. Armed Forces Career Commitment Celebration

 

Celebrating Ohio's students and their service to the nation


Honor, tradition and service are hallmarks of the United States military, and Ohioans have made countless storied contributions to our nation's armed forces. Ohio's students are continuing this legacy and the Ohio Department of Education is recognizing their commitment to military service with the Annual All-Ohio United States Armed Forces Career Commitment Celebration. The Department is proud of students entering military service and their commitment to our nation.


In the video above, State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria and Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, director of the Ohio Department Veterans Services, join Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to recognize and congratulate students who have committed to military service, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard.

While this year's All-Ohio United States Armed Forces Career Commitment Celebration is virtual, the impact to our state and nation is just as strong. Throughout April, schools posted their local Ohio Military Signing Day celebrations to recognize and honor students who are answering this call to service. Individuals can search the hashtag #OhioMilitarySigningDay on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to see even more students signing celebratory commitment letters.

The one goal set forth in Each Child, Our Future, Ohio's five-year strategic plan for education, is to increase the percentage of students who are succeeding in a meaningful post-high school experience which includes service in a military branch. In addition, Ohio's graduates have the option of earning seals on their diplomas for meeting special requirements in specific areas. Military enlistment is among these 12 graduation seals.
 

Last Modified: 11/17/2021 12:28:49 PM