(Schenectady, NY, March 5, 2020) – The Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC) and City of Schenectady are partnering for a sixth 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 around Downtown Schenectady from late May until mid-November.
A public nominations process is currently underway to identify eligible honorees for available banners sponsored by local companies. To qualify, nominees must meet the following requirements:
One or more of the following: A) Current Schenectady County resident; B) Born and raised in Schenectady County; C) Graduated from one of Schenectady County’s five (5) school districts.
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.
There is no cost to nominate a service member. A Hometown Heroes Nomination Form must be completed and submitted to the DSIC by Monday, March 23, 2020. All qualified nominees will go into a queue to be selected for a banner; those who are selected will be notified no later than the week of March 30.
Major sponsorship support for the Hometown Heroes Banner Program is provided for the sixth year by SEFCU.
Sample Hometown Heroes Banners