About seventy-five students and their families were honored at the General Herkimer Home as part of "Our Community Salutes: The First Annual Central New York High School Graduate Military Enlistment Recognition Ceremony" at the Herkimer Home State Historic Site on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

The students are high school seniors from Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, and Schoharie counties who have chosen to enlist in the military after graduation.

After a ceremony that included the playing of the songs of each branch of service the graduates were treated to free tours of the Herkimer Home.