danbury hometown heroes banner program

honoring our heroes in the united states armed forces

helping to never forget

The Hometown Heroes Banner Program was designed to help communities never forget the brave men and women who have served and those serving our nation today.

honoring the military

Hometown Heroes banners were created to do one thing - To honor the individuals serving and those who have served and sacrificed in defense of our nation.

original program

The original Hometown Heroes Banner Program first displayed in Harrisburg, PA in 2006 with 367 banners the first year and 512 banners the second.

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The City of Danbury through the Danbury Veterans Affairs Office is offering for the fourth year the popular Hometown Heroes Banner Program. This program proudly recognizes active duty and veteran service members who have been honorably discharged, both living and deceased. Each banner honors a specific Danbury service member whether a current or past resident of the city and features his or her name, rank, branch of service, era of service (WWI, WWII, Vietnam, etc.), service dates (if available), photo, and donor information (optional). Banners will be digitally printed on 18” x 36” 18 oz. blockout scrim vinyl (most durable and stable vinyl in the industry), printed the same on both sides and will be displayed on city owned lampposts along White Street (between Lee Hartell Drive and Fifth Avenue) and at Danbury City Hall.

All orders must be received by March 1st to allow time for printing and installation by Memorial Day. Banners will cost $140 and will be displayed from Memorial Day to Veterans Day at which time they will be removed and placed in storage for the winter months. Banners that have been displayed for the initial period may be redisplayed for an additional year depending on space availability at a cost of $60 or may be returned to the donor at their request. Banners that are not redisplayed or returned to the donor become the property of the Danbury Veterans Affairs Office and may be used for promotional purposes.

There are 66 display locations available. Applications will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. If the maximum banner capacity is reached, applicants will be placed on a list for their banner to be displayed the following year. Requests for a specific display location on White Street or at Danbury City Hall will not be accepted. The Danbury Veterans Affairs Office will determine placement of the banners.

The Danbury Veterans Affairs Office is not responsible for replacing banners that are stolen, damaged, or destroyed due to age, vandalism, or any acts of nature, including high winds. Any loss or damage to an installed banner will be handled at the discretion of the Danbury Veterans Affairs Office.

The application can be downloaded by clicking here or by stopping in at the Danbury Veterans Affairs Office in the Patrick R. Waldron Veterans Hall on Memorial Drive. Applications require the filled out form, a photograph copy of the hero preferably in military uniform, proof of honorable discharge, photo release acknowledgement and a check for $140, which will cover the printing and installation costs. Even if you were not honoring a veteran, donations to support this effort would be welcomed to help offset costs.

The application form, photograph copy of the hero preferably in military uniform, proof of honorable discharge, photo release acknowledgement and check for $140 made out to City of Danbury Veterans Affairs (please add "Danbury Hometown Heroes" in the memo line) must be submitted together and mailed to: Danbury Veterans Affairs Office, 155 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, Connecticut 06810. Profits from the program will be used to help support veteran services within the City of Danbury.