The Hometown Heroes Banner Program honors veterans, both living and deceased, and active-duty members of the Armed Forces from Beckley. Each banner features the individual’s photo, name, branch of service and/or credentials.

Sponsored by companies, organizations and families, the banners will be displayed on light poles throughout downtown Beckley, beginning in Shoemaker Square and around the Courthouse Square.

Below is an example of approximately how the banner will look.
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  • Applications may be obtained at the City of Beckley’s City Hall (Emmett Pugh Municipal Building) at 409 S. Kanawha Street or apply online at the city’s website www.beckley.org
  • Families, friends, businesses, and organizations can sponsor 18” x 36” Hometown Hero Banners honoring veterans from Beckley or Raleigh County for $85 per banner.  The city will cover the cost of the brackets ($57-$65 value).
    • Payment Methods:
      • Cash can be paid in-person at City Hall, 409 S. Kanawha Street
      • Check (payable to the City of Beckley) can be paid in person at City Hall
      • Credit Card can be paid online or in person at the Youth Museum of Southern WV beside the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
  • Banner applications will be accepted during February; the order to the banner company will be placed on March 4.  Banners will be installed on light poles downtown mid-April through mid-November.  Banners are stored over winter months.
  • Only one banner will be displayed per individual service member.  Served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, or National Guard. Rank of service can be left blank.
  • The city will do their best to protect the banners but is not responsible for lost, damaged, or missing banners. The banners will be the property of the city. The durable banners should last several years.  When the city determines that they are no longer presentable, they may return them to the sponsor.
  • The banners will be displayed on light poles in the downtown area and other streets as needed.

Photos:  Photos must be of good quality with reasonable resolution. The service member does not have to be in uniform in the photo. You may submit a digital image, or a digital image can be produced from a photo.

If you have any questions, please call 304-256-1776 or email jmoorefield@beckley.org.

Thanks for submitting your sponsor application, payment, and photo at the same time.

BANNER ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED February 1 – March 1, 2024

Hometown Heroes Banner Application

Please fill out the form below with all your information, or click the button to download a printable version.

If you have any questions, please call 304-256-1776 or email jmoorefield@beckley.org.

Thanks for submitting your sponsor application, payment, and photo at the same time.