Mil­i­tary Hero Ban­ners honor vet­er­ans

Ap­pli­ca­tions avail­able on­line and at Bor­ough Hall

The Kutztown Area Patriot - - LOCAL NEWS -

The Fleet­wood Recre­ation Board presents The Fleet­wood Bor­ough Mil­i­tary Hero Ban­ner Pro­gram.

In or­der to honor present and prior mil­i­tary vet­er­ans, the Fleet­wood Recre­ation Board is proud to an­nounce a pro­gram that will dis­play Mil­i­tary Hero ban­ners on light poles along Main Street in the Fleet­wood Bor­ough. This ef­fort is also sup­ported by The Fleet­wood Bor­ough, Fleet­wood His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, The Fleet­wood Amer­i­can Le­gion, and Fleet­wood Sons of Amer­i­can Le­gion.

Each ban­ner will be cus­tom­ized with the name, pic­ture (in uni­form), branch of mil­i­tary, and era of ser­vice, plus the name of the spon­sor at the bot­tom. The ban­ner is dou­ble sided with the same in­for­ma­tion on each side.

A min­i­mum of 32 ban­ners will be dis­played along Main Street light poles, which will hang above the side­walk. Main Street is the only lo­ca­tion at this time. The Recre­ation Board can­not ac­cept re­quests for spe­cific pole lo­ca­tions. 16 will be in­stalled at the end of Pen­nDOT work on the West end of Main Street from Franklin Street to the park, es­ti­mated end of 2017. 16 will be in­stalled on Main Street from Franklin to Arch Street af­ter Pen­nDOT work is com­plete

in that sec­tion, es­ti­mated to be end of 2018.

The Recre­ation Board will take ban­ner or­ders on first come / first serve ba­sis.

More than 32 re­quests will be added to a wait­ing list for the next round, or next phase of ban­ners. No down money re­quired. Peo­ple on the list will be con­tacted when ad­di­tional ban­ner spa­ces are avail­able and pay­ment would be needed at that time to se­cure a pole.

Ban­ners are avail­able for cur­rent ac­tive mil­i­tary per­son­nel, or pre­vi­ous mil­i­tary vet­er­ans with ap­pro­pri­ate proof of ser­vice. The pic­ture of the hon­oree for the ban­ner needs to be in mil­i­tary uni­form. Any Fleet­wood res­i­dent can pur­chase a ban­ner hon­or­ing a di­rect fam­ily mem­ber. Any­one can pur­chase a ban­ner to honor a cur­rent or for­mer res­i­dent of Fleet­wood. A Fleet­wood based group or busi­nesses can also spon­sor a ban­ner.

The ban­ner will be up for a min­i­mum of two years. The length of time will be de­ter­mined by any wait­ing list or ad­di­tional ban­ner re­quests go­ing for­ward. When com­plete, the ban­ner is re­turned to fam­ily / spon­sor.

Cost for each ban­ner is $170.

Ap­pli­ca­tions are avail­able on­line at Fleet­ and bor­ough hall. Com­pleted ap­pli­ca­tions with all re­quired doc­u­ments will be ac­cepted on a first-come, first serve ba­sis. Ap­pli­ca­tions sub­mit­ted with­out proof of mil­i­tary ser­vice, res­i­dency re­quire­ments, or pic­tures sub­mit­ted of the hon­orees who are not in uni­form, will be given to the com­mit­tee for fi­nal con­sid­er­a­tion on an ex­cep­tion ba­sis only. Monies re­funded if ap­pli­ca­tion is de­nied.

Ques­tions can be emailed to Chris Young at Chris. Young@Fleet­


Mil­i­tary Hero Ban­ner

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