2021 Hometown Heroes Banner Program
A Celebration to Honor Our Past and Present Members of the Armed Forces
Sponsored by the City of Wilkes-Barre
The City of Wilkes-Barre will continue its “Hometown Heroes” banner program. The Hometown Heroes Banner Program honors veterans (both living and deceased) and active-duty members of the Armed Forces from the City of Wilkes-Barre.
The first round of banners was comprised of 112 banners.
We are opening the program once again to honor more military citizens.
Each banner will feature the individual’s photo (provided by the family of the “Hero”), name, and branch of service. Banners will be displayed on light poles on main streets in Wilkes-Barre.
Hometown Heroes banners will be displayed throughout the City of Wilkes-Barre for a two-year period. If after being on display for two years the banners still look respectful, the banners may stay displayed for a longer period of time.
To qualify as a Hometown Hero, the Hero must have lived in the City of Wilkes-Barre either before or after their military service. (Heroes do not need to have been born in Wilkes-Barre).
The Hometown Heroes program will begin receiving applications for the second round of banners on August 12, 2021 and continue until September 13, 2021. Applications will then be screened to ensure compliance with “Hero” eligibility criteria. Family members and friends have the opportunity to sponsor a banner financially to honor their service member or as a memorial for their “Hero”. The cost of banner sponsorship is $230.00 payable to the City of Wilkes-Barre.
Applications can also be found online at: www.wilkes-barre.city/hometownheroes
STEPS TO REGISTER FOR A HOMETOWN HERO BANNER:
2. PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION AND DELIVER IT TO:
Lisa Sanfilippo, Banner Coordinator, 40 East Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
with a check payable to the City of Wilkes-Barre in the amount of $230.00.
3. PLEASE EMAIL PHOTO OF THE HOMETOWN HERO IN JPEG FORMAT TO:
Lisa Sanfilippo at firstname.lastname@example.org