The request is a part of a military banner recognition program.

MELBOURNE ― Between May 1 - July 4, 2022, the City will display street pole banners along New Haven Avenue in Downtown Melbourne, each featuring a different veteran’s name, photo, branch of service, and years served.

To qualify for a banner, honorees must meet both of the following requirements:

United States Armed Forces active duty or honorably discharged service member and military service members who have died in the line of duty. Proof of military service (i.e. copy of military orders or military ID, DD214) will be required.

Current City of Melbourne residents or an immediate family member of a current City of Melbourne resident. Immediate family members include wife or husband, son or daughter, mother or father, brother or sister, grandson or granddaughter, or son-in-law or daughter-in-law.

Applications will be accepted today (November 11) through January 25, 2022. Qualified applicants will be selected for banners on a first come, first served basis.

This program is being offered free of charge thanks to the generosity of our sponsors: Bay Equity, Collins Aerospace, Diversified Services of Florida, GT Realty, and Taylor Made Therapies.

For more information and to apply go to melbourneflorida.org/hometown-heroes.

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