BY 1812Blockhouse

The City of Ontario is inviting applications for its Hometown Hero Veteran Banners program. This initiative is dedicated to honoring the brave men and women from Ontario or Springfield Township who have served their country with honor and distinction. Here’s everything you need to know about participating in this commendable program and how you can contribute to keeping the legacy of our heroes alive.

A Call to Honor

The Hometown Hero Veteran Banners program is a public recognition initiative aimed at celebrating the service and sacrifice of veterans who have a connection to Ontario or Springfield Township. As part of this program, banners featuring the veterans’ names, service details, and photographs will be proudly displayed along Lexington-Springmill Road, stretching from Park Avenue West to State Route 309. This visual tribute not only beautifies the city but also serves as a constant reminder of the sacrifices made for our freedoms.

How to Participate

The city has set a deadline of February 23 for the submission of applications and photographs. Interested parties are encouraged to act swiftly, as any applications received after this date will be returned and deferred to the following year. It is important to note that all photographs must be submitted electronically to ensure consistency and quality in the banners’ production.

Eligibility for the program requires that the veteran must have resided or currently reside within the City of Ontario or Springfield Township. This local connection underscores the community’s appreciation and personal relationship with its veterans.

The selection and approval of banners will be conducted by a dedicated committee, ensuring that each banner is a respectful and fitting tribute to the individual it represents. Once approved, these banners will adorn the city from spring to fall of the approved year, creating a seasonal spectacle of remembrance and respect.

Questions and Applications

For those seeking more information or clarification on the application process, inquiries can be directed to [email protected]. This direct line of communication ensures that all questions are answered promptly, facilitating participation in the program.

The application form is readily available online at the City of Ontario’s official website. Prospective applicants can download the form at Hometown Hero Application, fill it out, and submit it along with the required electronic photo to ensure their loved one’s heroism is celebrated publicly.

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