Local servicepersons to be recognized from June to November
Schenectady, NY, April 25, 2017 – The Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC) and City of Schenectady are partnering for a third year on the popular Hometown Heroes Banner Program. This banner program proudly recognizes active duty servicepersons and military veterans (living or deceased). Each banner will honor a specific Schenectady serviceperson and will include his or her name, branch of service, and photo. Banners will be displayed on street lamps in Downtown Schenectady along State Street (from Veterans Park to South Church Street) and around City Hall from early June until mid-November.
A public nominations process is currently underway to identify eligible honorees for banners without specific honorees designated by the sponsoring company. This year, the program is expanding to recognize Hometown Heroes throughout Schenectady County, not just from the City of Schenectady. To qualify, honorees must meet at least the following requirements:
There is no cost to nominate a serviceperson. Forms may be downloaded from the DSIC website at www.downtownschenectady.org and must be submitted to the DSIC by Friday, May 5. All qualified nominees will go into a lottery to be selected for a banner; those who are chosen will be notified the week of May 8.
Major funding for the 2017 Hometown Heroes Banner Program is provided by SEFCU.