Beckley to initiate a Hometown Heroes Banner Program to Honor Our Past and Present Members of the Armed Forces

(Beckley, WV) – The City of Beckley is organizing and celebrating a new Hometown Heroes Banner Program. 

The Hometown Heroes Banner Program honors veterans, both living and deceased, and active-duty members of the Armed Forces and First Responders from Beckley or Raleigh County. Each banner features the individual’s photo, name, branch of service and/or credentials. Sponsored by businesses, organizations and families, the banners will be displayed on light poles throughout downtown Beckley, beginning in Shoemaker Square and around the Courthouse Square. 

The cost to sponsor a Hometown Hero banner is $70, and the city will cover the cost of the brackets ($65). The banner application and more details can be found on the City’s website ( or an application can be completed at City Hall (409 S. Kanawha Street) or the Youth Museum (for in-person credit card payments) or call 304-256-1776 for information. To be included on the initial order please complete the application form, include a photo of your veteran, and pay the $70 fee by August 15.  It takes approximately 4-6 weeks to produce the banners.  Hopefully, the banners will be installed on the light poles in late September or early October and remain up through Veterans Day on November 11. Then, the banners will be taken down for winter storage and reinstalled around Armed Forces Day in May through Veterans Day in 2023.

“Our Veterans Parade committee has been talking about starting a veterans’ banner program for a while, so we are happy to announce the Hometown Heroes banner program in Beckley. Community involvement is key to the success of this program, as families and sponsors can honor local Armed Forces service members by purchasing banners,” says Jill Moorefield of Beckley Events. Depending on light pole space availability after the first round of banners are ordered, there may be another banner order placed next spring. 

About Rileighs Outdoor Decor: 

In Business since 1921, Rileighs Outdoor Decor is the specialist in the commercial outdoor decorations business. We have built our success on high-quality products and superior customer service. Our staff of experts is here to help to enhance the beauty and success of any seasonal holiday or community celebration … besides being an excellent way to honor our servicemen and women of the Armed Forces, and First Responders.