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.