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 and veteran servicepersons, both living and 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 mid-May until mid-November.
This year, we are expanding the program to recognize Hometown Heroes throughout Schenectady County, not just from the City of Schenectady. To qualify, honorees must meet at least the following requirements:
1. One or more of the following: A) A current County resident; B) Born and raised in Schenectady County; C) graduated from one of Schenectady County’s five (5) School Districts.
2. Serving on active duty in the United States Armed Forces or National Guard, OR a military veteran (living or deceased) who has served in the United States Armed Forces or National Guard and has been honorably discharged.
A public nominations process is currently underway to identify eligible honorees for banners without specific honorees designated by the sponsoring company. There is no cost to nominate a serviceperson.
Download an honoree nomination form. Nominations are due by Friday, April 28.
Banners may be sponsored by individuals or organizations at a cost of $300 per banner. If you would like to sponsor a banner but don’t know of a serviceperson who meets the stated requirements, we can help you identify an eligible honoree. There are a limited number of locations; all sponsorships will be honored on a first come, first served basis.
Download a Sponsorship Form. Sponsorship commitmens are due by Friday, April 14.