Nominations are being accepted through April 15 for the city of Mesa Hometown Heroes Banner Program.
The program is a tribute to recognize and honor Mesa residents and their family members who are serving, or are veterans who have served, our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Each banner will be in honor of a specific Mesa service person and will include their name, branch of service and photo, if provided, according to a release.
Banners will be displayed on streetlamps in downtown Mesa during the Memorial Day and Veterans Day holidays to both celebrate and remind the community of their dedication to our country.
To be eligible, the honoree must be currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces or be a veteran who was honorably discharged or gave their life serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. They must have permanent residency in Mesa or have a family member living in Mesa, such as a spouse, parent, legal guardian, grandparent, child or siblings.
To request a banner, go to the link below and click on the “Hometown Heroes Banner Form” link to apply. You will need to verify the Mesa address of the honoree or qualifying relative with a drivers license or current utility bill. Include a high resolution (5” x 7” or larger) portrait style photo of the service person in dress uniform.
The Hometown Heroes Banner Program is funded through donations. A donation of $150, to cover installation and removal, must be paid by check to:
Downtown Mesa Association, Attn: Hometown Heroes, 100 N. Center St., Mesa, AZ 85202. Include name of military person or veteran on the byline.
Once completed, mail applications to: City of Mesa Diversity Office, P.O. Box 1466, Mesa, AZ 85211-1466
Applications can also be emailed to email@example.com.
The Hometown Heroes Banner applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis by the city of Mesa Community Engagement Office. After one year, the banner will be permanently removed and given to the service person or family member.
The city of Mesa Hometown Heroes Banner Program is administered by the city of Mesa Community Engagement Office in collaboration with the non-profit, community-based Downtown Mesa Association.