The City of Marion, Marion Chamber of Commerce and Uptown Marion Main Street District are pleased to introduce a new banner program that will recognize and honor those who are serving or have served in the United States Armed Forces.
The program is designed to recognize and show appreciation for veterans and military personnel and their families who have ties to Marion. The banners, each featuring the honoree’s military photo, name, branch, rank and dates of service, will be placed on as many as 125 decorative streetlight poles throughout Marion.
“This is a great opportunity for our community to honor the veterans and active duty servicemen and women with a connection to Marion in a very personal way,” said Mayor Nicolas AbouAssaly. “We are indebted to their service and this will be a visible, powerful reminder of the sacrifices they have made.”
Any Marion resident or local business is invited to honor an active duty or former service member. For a $150 sponsorship, a double-sided, customized banner will be created and displayed from July to November 2018 and May to November 2019. The fee includes design/production, installation/care, as well as a contribution to local veteran affairs programs.
Complete details and the application form are available online at www.marionreachhigher.org/marions-military-and-veteran-banner-program/.
Applications will be accepted beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22 at Marion City Hall. Payment, payable to the Marion Chamber Foundation, must be received in order for the application to be processed. Requests will be filled on a first come, first served basis between May 22 and June 8, 2018 or until availability runs out.