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To Be Hung On Cerrillos Road To Honor “Hometown Heroes”
City Show Of Appreciation For Veterans And Families In Time For Memorial Day
The City of Santa Fe is honoring its “Hometown Heroes” with an expansion of its banner project along the Cerrillos Road corridor between I-25 and Airport and Rodeo Roads. Last year, the city hung 50 banners and the Hometown Heroes Banner program was so widely acclaimed that this year it has grown to 86.Thirty-six new banners, which are 5’ x 30”, are being hung on light poles along Cerrillos Road from the Rodeo and Airport Roads intersection working south to the I-25 Interchange. The additional banners bring the total to 86 banners featuring local veterans who served or are serving in the U.S. Military. For a complete list of honorees go to http://www.troopbanners.com/SantaFe/
The project is being sponsored by the Santa Fe American Legion Lucero y Nava Post #12 and was made possible with the support of Santa Fe Dist. 4 Councilor JoAnne Vigil Coppler and HTMDesign.
“Veterans served this country not knowing what was going to happen next and yet they persevered risking their lives for this great nation,” said Councilor Vigil Coppler. “I am honored to have worked alongside Don Christy, a United States Air Force Veteran, in developing this city’s Hometown Heroes program to recognize our Veterans in remembrance of the sacrifices they made to keep our country safe and independent.”
WHAT: Hometown Heroes Banners
WHEN: Wednesday May 20, beginning 7:00 a.m.
WHERE: Cerrillos Road near Airport Road starting at the Ferrellgas Station 4151 Cerrillos Road
WHO: 86 Santa Fe “Hometown Heroes,” additional information available from Donald Christy, U.S. Air Force Veteran and Member American Legion
The City of Santa Fe, NM is proud to be the first city in the State of New Mexico to participate in the “Hometown Hero” project. One-hundred and forty cities in 11 states across the country are showing their appreciation by hanging these banners.
The cost to each family participating in the “Hometown Heroes” project is $156, and includes a large (5’ X 30”) single-sided banner for street display, a small banner for the family to keep as a memento, and the installation bracket.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation is allowing the use of city light poles along Cerrillos Road and the technicians from the City’s Public Works Department will hang 86 banners in the coming week.
Veteran Website Link: http://www.troopbanners.com/SantaFe/