Members of our nation’s Armed Forces and their families serve and sacrifice every day for the safety and well-being of our nation and its citizens. Way too often, these men and women deserve much more recognition than they ever receive. A simple act of gratitude can make them feel that their hard work, commitment, dedication, sacrifices, and commendable efforts are appreciated.
Purchasing a city military banner for a local veteran is one great way to honor and pay special tribute to our local heroes. Depending on your city, below are the requirements and basic information regarding the program. More information can be found on your city’s website.
The Armed Forces Banner Program recognizes and honors Chino’s military personnel. Applications are accepted year-round for this ongoing program. Banners are installed during May and October and are displayed for at least one year before being retired and given back to the honoree or their family. To apply, you must print and fill out the application online or complete one at City Hall.
In order to qualify, the honoree must be a member of the Armed Forces and a Chino Hills resident. Military banners are displayed continuously along Grand Avenue. The cost of each banner is $210, however, the price will increase to $227 this October, and there is a limit of one per person.
Corona’s Military Banner Program recognizes and honors Corona residents and their immediate family members who are serving on active duty in the Armed Forces. Due to the overwhelming success of the program, the city is only accepting applications for their waiting list at this time.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and verification of active duty status is required. Banner installations occur in May and November. Installation request cutoff date is Friday, September 15, 2017. The military banners are displayed at available locations on Diamond Bar Boulevard.
The Armed Forces Military Banner Program honors active duty hometown military personnel. Currently there are over 400 military banners on display along Milliken Avenue, Base Line Road, and 4th Street. Applications are accepted on a year-round basis, and banners are installed three times during the year.
While we enjoy a relaxing day at home in the pool or at a cookout with friends, let’s not forget the real reason we celebrate the 4th of July. Veterans fight for the freedom we victoriously won in 1776. Please take some time to say “Thank You” to our veterans, active military service members, and fallen heroes.
Information provided by editorial intern Katherine Truong