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"First to Thank our Future Military Heroes"


Saluting Military Recruits

2014 Archives



SALUTING MILITARY RECRUITS (SMR) is a non-profit, veteran run organization created to recognize and honor graduating High School and College students (and their families) who have enlisted in the armed services and who will be entering military service after their graduation.

SALUTING MILITARY RECRUITS - San Francisco Bay Area holds a special ceremony near the end of each school year. During the ceremony we have speakers who welcome and thank the new enlistees to military service. Veterans, recruiters, civilians and the recruit's families all attend and participate in the ceremony.  We also present each enlistee with a special Certificate of Appreciation from SALUTING MILITARY RECRUITS in a procession ceremony.


Keynote Speaker:


Major General
Robert B. Ostenberg (Ret.)


Special Veteran Speaker:


Mickey Ganitch

U.S. Navy, Pearl Harbor Survivor
WWII and Korean War Veteran


Special Guest Speaker:


Bill Quirk


Chairman Michael L. Emerson

Event Location:
Hayward Veterans Memorial Building
22737 Main Street
Hayward, California 94541

Event Date & Time:
Saturday, 31 May 2014, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
(See time details in event schedule box below)

Hayward Veterans Memorial Building

Hayward Veterans Memorial Building-Inside


To donate, volunteer, and for more info
please contact:

Michael L. Emerson

Saluting Military Recruits
-San Francisco Bay Area-


Photo Album


-2014  Saluting Military Recruits Event-

We had about 200 Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force recruits, with their families, and their recruiters attend. Also veterans and members of the community were in attendance. AMVETS Hayward Post 911 were one of the sponsors of the event. Speakers were: Assemblyman Bill Quirk, Major General Robert Ostenberg, and Pearl Harbor Survivor Navy Senior Chief Mickey Ganitch.  Chairman of the event and Master of Ceremonies: Michael L. Emerson.  Held at Hayward Veterans Memorial Building in Hayward, California.  Saturday, 31 May 2014.


Donors / Sponsors



District 14




Paul V. Gravelle
Livermore, California

SMR Challenge Coin Sponsor


Castro Valley Post 9601

Keisuke "Kasey" Warner

U.S. Navy Retired

Remember Freedom is not Free




Post #7


To donate, volunteer, and for more info please contact:
Michael L. Emerson
Saluting Military Recruits - San Francisco Bay Area


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