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.
HOMETOWN HEROES 2017 BANNER CEREMONY
Wednesday, June 7, 11:00 a.m.
Schenectady Armory, 125 Washington Ave., Schenectady, NY 12305
You are cordially invited to join the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation and City of Schenectady for the official launch of our 2017 Hometown Heroes Banner Program during an opening ceremony at the Schenectady Armory. More than 30 banners will be unveiled to celebrate and remind the community of local servicepersons’ dedication to our country. Banners will be installed on light poles throughout Downtown Schenectady later that night.
We are still seeking honorees for several banners that do not have specific honorees designated by the sponsoring company. There is no cost to nominate a serviceperson. These banners will be installed during a second round in late June/early July.
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.