Honor Hilliard Heroes: Deadline to order your banner is January 13!

The Hometown Heroes program will allow family members of any current resident or former Hilliard City Schools student who has served or who currently serves in the military to buy a banner, which will be displayed in Old Hilliard around select 2021 patriotic holidays such as Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day.

Those featured on the banners must be military veterans or active duty service members in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard.

The cost to buy a banner is $35. Those buying a banner must provide either a high-resolution digital photo or a hand copy of a photo that can be scanned at high enough resolution to look good on a 16-inch by 46-inch banner.

The first time the banners will be displayed will be in February 2021, then periodically displayed during the patriotic holidays in 2021. When the banners are “retired” at the end of 2021, they will be given to the purchasing families to keep as a memento.

Banner sales begin Wednesday, Dec. 9. The deadline to be included for Presidents Day will be Jan. 13, but banners ordered after that date will be displayed at other patriotic holidays later in the year.

To place an order, download the application to your computer, complete it digitally (or print it and complete it manually), and send it to Lori Mongolier, following the directions on the application.

This post includes information from Anna Subler’s article at Hilliardohio.gov.