Local service members to be recognized from June to November
(Schenectady, NY, April 4, 2019) – The Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC) and City of Schenectady are partnering for a fifth year on the popular Hometown Heroes Banner Program. This banner program proudly recognizes active-duty service members and military veterans (living or deceased). Each banner will honor a specific Schenectady County service member and will include his or her name, branch of service, and photo. Banners will be displayed on light poles in Downtown Schenectady from mid-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. To qualify, honorees must meet the following requirements:
There is no cost to nominate a service member. A Nomination Form may be downloaded from the DSIC website and must be submitted to the DSIC by Friday, April 19, 2019. All qualified nominees will go into a lottery to be selected for a banner; those who are chosen will be notified no later than the week of April 22.
Major sponsorship support for the Hometown Heroes Banner Program is provided for a fifth year by SEFCU. Event support is provided by the Schenectady Armory Center and Bayly’s Rentals. Additional sponsorships are also still available at $300 per banner. An Information & Sponsorship Form may be downloaded from the DSIC website.