‘Hometown Heroes’ to be Recognized on Memorial DayPosted May 19, 2021 in Your Community
Earlier this year the City of Hilliard added new banners in Old Hilliard that recognize community members who have served in the military. In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, the City is asking those who are featured in an Old Hilliard banner to submit a photo of themselves standing below their banner. Other local military members who do not have a banner in Old Hilliard are also welcome to submit a photo.
The Hometown Heroes banner program is a partnership with Hilliard Davidson High School that allows family members of any current resident or former Hilliard City Schools student who has served or who currently serves in the military to buy a banner to be displayed in Old Hilliard around select 2021 patriotic holidays.
Featured (and non-featured) military members and their families who would like to participate should send a photo to the City via Facebook messenger that includes the military branch and years served by Thursday, May 27 at midnight.
All entries will be featured on the City’s social media pages on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31.
Thank you to Warrant Officer Robert Maple who inspired this campaign. This is Robert’s 23rd year serving in the military and he recently returned from Kuwait. Robert has participated in: Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operating Enduring Freedom, Operation Spartan Shield, Operation Inherent Resolve, and Operation Freedom Sentinel. He is a proud father to two sons who graduated from Davidson High School.
More information on Hometown Heroes can be found here.