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Military new-comers celebrated at Herkimer Home

DANUBE, N.Y. (WKTV) - Students from a four-county area who are entering the Armed Forces were honored on Saturday in the inaugural event is called "Our Community Salutes of Central New York."

The organization recognizes and supports young men and women choosing military as a career path.

The ceremony was held at the General Herkimer Homestead in Danube.

In Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego and Schoharie Counties, there are 76 high school seniors entering the armed services this year.

Two-star Major General Peter Lennon was the keynote speaker at the ceremony.

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