The Quakertown Borough Hometown Heroes Banner Program is a living tribute created for the community to recognize and honor Veterans who are serving or have served out country in the United States Armed Forces.
To qualify, a Veteran, living or deceased, must have had a connection to Quakertown Borough (attended local schools, relative, friend, etc…) at some point in their life, also, those honored on war memorials within the community and Veterans recommended by Organized Veterans Groups, such as, Veterans or Foreign Wars, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Marine Corps League, Vietnam Veterans of America, etc.
The banner will be 24”x 48” heavy vinyl, printed the same on both sides, will display the service person’s photograph, include their full name, branch of the military, and the era of service (WWI, WWII, Vietnam, etc…). Banners will be displayed from May through Veterans Day in November in observance of all military branch birthdays. Banners will be removed and stored until the same period in the following year at which time they will be re-displayed. The normal life expectancy of each banner is a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years depending on weather conditions during the years flown. At the end of the normal life cycle, sponsors will be removed from the list and replaced by a pending application.
If the hero was an alumnus of Quakertown High School and you wish to have it displayed near the school, please indicate on the application.
Each banner requires the Hometown Heroes form to be filled out, a photograph of the hero in uniform, and a payment of $130.00 for each banner, payable to: “Quakertown Borough”; in the memo indicate “Hometown Heroes”. Send it to the Quakertown Borough, 35 North Third Street, Quakertown, PA 18951.
Questions concerning qualification or application, contact John Rivers VFW Post 11322 at (215) 529-0500. Leave a detailed message and phone number. You will be replied to.
We are always accepting banner applications, but please note in order to have a banner hung by Memorial Day the application must be submitted by April 30th, 2020.