The Battle Ground community has a long-standing tradition of honoring those who serve. The Battle Ground Veterans Memorial, dedicated in 2015, was fully funded and constructed by community donations.
The Battle Ground City Council has launched a new Main Street Military Banner program designed to honor veterans, active duty personnel, and those who are entering the military with a commitment to serve. Banners featuring individual honorees will be displayed on Battle Ground’s Main Street.
“There is such wonderful support in our community for the men and women who serve our country”, said Councilmember Shauna Walters who introduced the idea of the Military Banner program, “It will be very special to see banners honoring service members lining Main Street.”
Individuals or organizations may purchase a customized banner that features an honoree’s photo, name, branch of service, rank, and years of service. The city will install and display banners along Main Street each year during the month of May – Military Appreciation Month – through the third week of June.
The purchase cost of a customized banner is $150.00 and includes installation for display on Main Street the initial year of purchase. Purchasers retain ownership of their banners which are returned to them after the display period has concluded. Banners recognizing veteran and active-duty honorees may be reinstalled at the request of the owner during subsequent years’ display periods.
The first banner display period will occur in May through the third week of June, 2022. Banners are produced annually in March. Orders are accepted throughout the year, but must be received no later than March 1 to meet that year’s display period.
Detailed information about the banner program, including an order form and sample image is available on the city’s Bricks & Banners website page. The new banner program joins the existing Commemorative Brick program in which personalized, engraved bricks may be purchased for placement at the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial to honor any U.S. veteran.