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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
James M. ("Mike") Myatt
USMC (Ret.)



Special Veteran Speaker:


Mickey Ganitch



Special Guest Speaker:


California State Senator
Bob Wieckowski



Chairman Michael L. Emerson

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

Event Date & Time:
Saturday, 6 June 2015, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
(See time details in event schedule box below)

Hayward Veterans Memorial Building

Hayward Veterans Memorial Building-Inside


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-Saluting Military Recruits Event 2015-

We just had our annual Saluting Military Recruits ("SMR") event today.  What the event is about:  We invite new military recruits and their recruiters from all 5 branches of the Military to our event.  We also invite the recruit's families and local veterans.  We supply free drinks and snacks to all who attend. We give each recruit a free SMR t-shirt and during a procession ceremony we give each recruit a SMR Certificate of Appreciation welcoming them into the military and thanking them for choosing to serve and protect our Country.  We had about 100 recruits at today's event, plus their recruiters.  Many of the recruit's family members and local veterans also attend. All 5 of the Military branches participated.  The Travis Air Force Base Honor Guard presented the Colors.  We want to thank all of the recruiters for their support, the local people and organizations, and AMVETS Hayward Post 911 who all donated and supported us allowing us to put this on. For more details please visit our website:  Next year's event will be on Saturday, 4 June 2016.  We had a GREAT event - Thank you to all ! Hayward Veterans Memorial Building - Hayward, California. Saturday, 6 June 2015.


Donors / Sponsors



Castro Valley Post 9601


Keisuke "Kasey" Warner

U.S. Navy Retired

Remember Freedom is not Free


American Legion Post 649


of Castro Valley, CA


Paul V. Gravelle
Livermore, California

SMR Challenge Coin Sponsor




Castro Valley Rotary


Kiwanis Club of Hayward - Castro Valley



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


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