OCS of Broome County
About the Ceremony
The Kiwanis Club of Conklin was chartered in 1952 and has been a strong presence in the local community for more than 60 years. The principle core of the Kiwanis mission is the belief that the most effective way to enhance a community is to enhance the lives of its children, youth and families.
We appreciate your choosing to be among The First to Say Thank You as “Our Community Salutes” the young men and women of New York’s Southern Tier Region who have chosen to enter military service after graduation. This is the sixth such formal recognition event in our area and the Kiwanis Club of Conklin, New York is proud to sponsor this event.
May this year’s honorees and their families know that the people of the Southern Tier region are grateful for their choice to serve our country. As Americans, we all free to make choices only because these young men and women, and those who came before them, made the choice that they did. We realize that our nation, our freedoms, and our way of life are dependent on them and those like them who make the choice to serve.
May the 2019 honorees and their families know that the communities of the Southern Tier Region are grateful to them for having made that choice!
The Kiwanis Club would like to thank our sponsors, who are listed here on the website. Each sponsor has taken a “Salute Greeting” spot in a special newspaper that will be published to commemorate the 2019 event. That commemorative edition will be inserted in weekly newspapers throughout the region. A video of the special 2019 Salute will also be made available free of charge to our honorees.
The Kiwanis Club would also like to thank the area’s military recruiters and all the individuals who made the 2019 OCS Program a special time. Gene Clark, National Executive Director of Our Community Salutes has always been most supportive. We would especially like to thank the Windsor Central School District. It was a pleasure partnering with them on this event.