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Banner program honors Wasco heroes

In a tribute to the residents who have served in the United States armed forces, the City of Wasco is sponsoring a Veteran Salute Banner Program, symbolizing appreciation for their dedication to the nation and community.

This initiative celebrates honorably discharged veterans and presently serving active-duty military personnel from any branch of the armed forces. Banners featuring the service member's photograph will adorn streetlight posts throughout downtown Wasco along 7th Street, showcasing the Veteran Salute Banner display, fostering civic pride and adding a patriotic spirit to our city.

Each 18-inch-by-36-inch banner will feature a full-color, double-sided design with the service member's name, military branch, years of service and photo. It will be displayed from Independence Day through Veteran's Day.

To qualify, the honoree must be a U.S. veteran or currently serving in the Armed Forces, and a current or past resident of Wasco. A veteran's discharge from military service must be honorable. The veteran must provide a copy of their DD 214, certificate of release or discharge from active duty with a redacted Social Security number. Active duty service members must provide a copy of their respective service's proof of service documentation. Residents may complete an application on behalf of a family member to be honored or self-nominate if they are a veteran.

The banner cost is $105, which includes design, printing and installation. Individuals or organizations may sponsor veteran banner(s).

To apply, visit cityofwasco.org/342/Veteran-Salute-Banner-Program. The last day to apply is April 30.

For more information, contact Neomi L. Perez, communications and marketing specialist for the city, at 661-758-7215 or [email protected].

 

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