Local servicepersons to be recognized from May to November
Schenectady, NY, April 19, 2016 – The Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC) and City of Schenectady are partnering again this year with local families and businesses to present the Hometown Heroes Banner Program. The banner program is designed to recognize active duty and veteran servicepersons from the city. Each sponsored banner will include an individual’s photo, name, and branch of service. Banners will be displayed on light poles along State Street and around City Hall in Downtown Schenectady from mid-May (just before Armed Forces Day) until mid-November (just after Veterans Day).
Several corporate sponsors are seeking nominations for honorees to be featured on their banners. To qualify, a Hometown Hero must have been born and raised in the City of Schenectady, or graduated from the Schenectady City School District, and/or be a current city resident or city property owner. He or she must be serving on active duty in the United States Armed Forces or National Guard, OR be a veteran (living or deceased) who served in the United States Armed Forces or National Guard and who was honorably discharged.
Honoree nomination forms may be downloaded from the DSIC website at www.downtownschenectady.org. Nominations must be submitted to the DSIC by Friday, April 29. 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 2.