Salem County Home Town Heroes

Sponsor Form
Photo Release Form

Welcome to Salem County Hometown Heroes site!

The VFW Post # 253, Salem City, and the Salem County Bureau of Veterans' Affairs, are proud to present the Salem County Hometown Heroes banner program. The Hometown Heroes Banner program is an ambitious, annual project: a living tribute to soldiers from Salem County who served or are serving our country in a branch of the military. Each banner will be unique and honor a specific Salem County soldier including their picture, branch of service, era of service, and hometown in Salem County. Currently, there is space for banners on utility poles on Broadway in the county seat in Salem, NJ.  The banners will be limited to 36, so applicants will be considered on a first come, first served basis.

The inaugural Banner Project was a great success, with a complete sell out of the 36 available spaces.  We would like to thank all of those who participated and helped with the process.  We would also like to make our 2nd Annual Banner Project as big a success as the first and are now accepting applications. 


The banners will be installed in time for Memorial Day. The plan is to display the banners until Veterans’ Day. At that time, they would be returned to their families or hometowns for additional display. The time frame will be at the discretion of the planning committee.


The community will be invited to be a part of this project by sponsoring a banner.


There is a great deal to do over the next several months, and this project would allow individuals, organizations, and businesses throughout the county to come together as a community. The banners will serve as a reminder of our country’s history and what Salem County has contributed to our nation.

Click this link to download the Sponsor Form/ Once downloaded fill it out and to the address on the form.

Salem County Hometown Heroes Sponsor Form

Click on this link to Photo Release Form/ Once downloaded mail it to the address on the form.

Photo Release Form



VFW Post #253