Acadiana-area high school graduates who have decided to enlist in the United States Military were recognized today for their patriotism.

"Our Community Salutes" of Acadiana held the 2nd Annual High School Enlistee Recognition Ceremony at the Petroleum Club of Lafayette, which included guest speakers, a mock 'swearing-in' ceremony, and a luncheon.

"Our Community Salutes" of Acadiana is a program to publicly recognize graduating high school seniors who "answered the call" by making a voluntary commitment to enlist in the United States Military upon graduation from high school.

Acadiana's newest Army inductees!

Today's guest speakers included Representative Charles Boustany; Rudy Bourg, Sr, US Army Retired; Staff Sergeant Heath Stoute, Louisiana Army National Guard; 1st Sergeant Todd Tourville, US Army; Major Greg Saloom, US Army Reserves; and Mary Nuss, President, Blue Star Mothers of America, Louisiana Chapter.

Congratulations to all of these future veterans, and thank you for your pending service to our country!

If you would like more information about joining the United States Military, contact the Lafayette Recruiting Company via Facebook or by calling (337) 233-7163