Hometown Heroes Banner Program



Program Description:

Created by the City of Plattsburgh to recognize and honor residents who have served or who are serving in the United States Armed Services. 

This program is non-political and non-partisan and is intended to serve as a living memorial to those service men and women from the City of Plattsburgh.

As an ongoing program, applications will be accepted at any time by those who wish to sponsor a banner.  Banners shall be displayed from May to November and measure 30” x 60”.   Banners will be displayed and stored by the City for a 2 year period and returned to the applicant at time of decommission. After all available spaces are filled, a waitlist will be maintained on a first come first served basis.

To Participate:

Street banners will be installed honoring City of Plattsburgh residents (past or present) who meet the requirements. A completed application and supplemental documents must be provided for review by a committee. Banners are limited to 1 per serviceperson for a fee of $225.

Eligibility Requirements:

Honoree must be:

  • Military personnel
  • Currently serving, honorably discharged, retired or deceased

 Honoree must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be a current resident of the City of Plattsburgh
  • Have previously lived in the City as a long-term resident (20 years or more)

Residency requirement can be waived if Honoree is a graduate of Plattsburgh High School or another secondary school within the City of Plattsburgh or a resident of the City of Plattsburgh at time of birth.

Each application is subject to approval by the City of Plattsburgh Hometown Heroes Committee.

Banner Locations:

Locations for displaying the banners will be determined by the Plattsburgh Hometown Heroes Committee. Available space is determined solely by the City.  A map outlining where each banner is hung shall be made available to all residents on the website and at City Hall.

Application Checklist:

  • Completed Application
  • Proof of Residency (i.e. City-based high school diploma, birth certificate showing address, property records)
  • Proof of Honorable Discharge / Active Service (i.e. Form DD214 or Honorable Discharge Certificate)
  • Check or Money Order for $225; make payable to "City of Plattsburgh" with "Hero Fund - [Veteran's Name]" in the Memo Line.
  • Digital or Hard Copy of at least 300 dpi resolution (Digital images are preferred. Images of less than 300 dpi, and scanned photocopies may be of grainy or poor quality).