Veterans in Greencastle-Antrim will be honored through Hometown Heroes banners that will be put on display throughout the Borough. If you know a serviceman or woman, please consider submitting an application to recognize their service and sacrifice.
The Hometown Hero Banner program began in January of 2020 through a partnership between the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, VFW Post 6319 and American Legion Post 373. This program was created “to honor and recognize Greencastle-Antrim servicemen and women who are serving, have served or have given their lives for our country in the United States Armed Forces.”
“The first two years of the program have been very successful with over 200 veterans and current military service men and women honored on banners lining the streets in the Borough of Greencastle,” said Debby Cunningham, GACC Executive Director. “Sponsors of the banners that were displayed in 2020 and 2021 have been contacted about renewal options, and we are accepting applications for new banners as well.”
Apply to honor a hero
If you would like to submit an application, they are being accepted through February 15.
1. Have lived in the Greencastle-Antrim area at some point in their lifetime;
2. Be serving or have served in one of the following branches: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, National Guard or Coast Guard;
3. Meet one of the following criteria: currently serving, honorably discharged or killed in action.
A $175 donation is requested for each banner, to be used for its production, installation, removal and storage. The banners will be displayed annually from Memorial Day in May through Veteran’s Day in November. Banners paid in full will be displayed for two years. Then the banner will become the property of the purchaser. The purchaser will be notified after the two-year period and given the option to renew.
Applications are available at the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce located at 217 East Baltimore St., at the VFW Post 6319 located at 408 South Washington St., the American Legion Post 373 located at 99-1 Railroad St., or online here.