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Elyria Continues Veteran’s Banner Program

Mar 1, 2024

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For the second year, the City of Elyria and the Elyria Council of Veterans are teaming together to bring the Hometown Heroes Banner Program to the streets of the city to honor our veterans.

Elyria Council of Veterans members last year raised enough funds to reduce the cost of each banner to $37.00 each. The Council has pledged to do the same this year.

“Veterans should not have to pay over a hundred dollars for a banner” said the Commander of Elyria Council of Veterans, David K. Root. “With the donations from the members of the Council, banners will be affordable, and everyone will be able to remember and honor the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of our country.”

The veteran banners will be displayed on the lampposts on Middle Avenue from 16th Street to 3rd Street again this year. When Middle Avenue is full, banners will be hung on 3rd Street and 2nd Street lampposts. Banners will be hung by the city in May and remain up until after Veterans Day in November.

“The Hometown Heroes Banner Program is not just a patriotic gesture, but a way for the city to show our appreciation for the sacrifices made by the veterans of Elyria.” Said Elyria Mayor, Kevin A. Brubaker. “I first saw the program while serving as Safety Service Director and got behind it immediately. Now, as the mayor, I want to ensure the program continues.”

 

The banners are available to any veteran with ties, either past or present to the City of Elyria. Complete information and order forms can be found on the city website. cityofelyria.org/hometownhero

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