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Military banner project underway in O’Fallon

A group of local citizens, in cooperation with the O’Fallon American Legion Post 137, are now accepting applications for the “O’Fallon Hometown Heroes Banner Project.”

ofallonhometownheroThe project is an opportunity to honor local military members who have served their country by placing a banner in their honor on a light pole in downtown O’Fallon. Banner applications are due by Nov. 15 and can be found at

“The O’Fallon Hometown Heroes Banner Project is designed to pay tribute to the many members of the United States Armed Forces who have lived in our town. In its inaugural year, the project will feature 40 banners dedicated to individual service members, placed on light poles in downtown O’Fallon,” said Mayor Herb Roach.

Each banner will honor an individual service member, including retired and honorably discharged veterans, active duty service members, and memorials to service members who are no longer with us.

Banners are $110 each, sized 18 inches by 36 inches, and will be hung along O’Fallon streets from Feb. 1, 2018, to Oct. 31, 2018. When the banners come down, there will be a recognition ceremony to return the banners to the individuals/family members.

More information can be found at

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