A group of local citizens, in cooperation with the O’Fallon American Legion Post #137, are now accepting applications for the “O’Fallon Hometown Heroes Banner Project.” The O’Fallon Hometown Heroes Banner Project is an opportunity for citizens of O’Fallon to honor local military members who have served their country by placing a banner in their honor on a light pole in downtown O’Fallon. Banner applications are due by November 15, 2017 and can be found at http://hometownheroesil.com/order-form/.
“The O’Fallon Hometown Heroes Banner Project is designed to pay tribute to the many members of the United States Armed Forces who have lived in our town. In its inaugural year, the project will feature 40 banners dedicated to individual service members, placed on light poles in downtown O’Fallon,” said Mayor Herb Roach.
Each banner will honor an individual service member, including retired and honorably discharged veterans, active duty service members, and memorials to service members who are no longer with us.
Banners are $110 each, sized 18” x 36”, and will be hung along O’Fallon streets from February 1, 2018 – October 31, 2018. When the banners come down, there will be a Recognition Ceremony to return the banners to the individuals/family members.
More information can be found at www.hometownheroesil.com.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Rosemary Furfaro at 618-550-8276 or email at OFallonHometownHeroes@yahoo.com.