The city of Santa Clarita’s Hometown Heroes Military Banner Program honors actively-serving military members from the Santa Clarita Valley with streetlight pole banners that are displayed three times a year on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Veterans Day.

Just in time for the Memorial Day holiday, the city of Santa Clarita is launching a new Hometown Heroes website to better recognize our men and women in uniform. This beautiful and patriotic website features a search function, which allows visitors to the site to view the city’s heroes by military branch and rank.

Friends and family are now able to submit a request to honor actively-serving military members from the Santa Clarita Valley with a free digital banner on the Hometown Heroes Military Banner Program website. An online request form is available at santa-clarita.com/heroes.

Each street pole and digital banner features the military member’s photograph, name, rank and branch of the military they serve. The online banner will display the same information as the street pole banners do, with the added option of including a short description, and will be on display on the city’s Hometown Heroes Military Banner Program website.

“Our goal is that every local hero be recognized. These digital banners offer a way to do that with zero cost to the recipient. We also have generous sponsors who have made street pole banners affordable on any budget,” said Councilmember Bob Kellar.

While the deadline has passed for those interested in having their banner displayed by Memorial Day, it is an ongoing program and orders will be accepted at any time for future banner placement. Each banner costs $417.50 plus tax, but a special $100 discounted rate and other sponsorships are available for those in need. The price includes the installation and removal of the banners around Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Veterans Day. When the Hometown Hero is no longer in the service, the family gets to keep the banner as a memento.

For more information, contact Councilmember Bob Kellar at bkellar@santa-clarita.com or visit santa-clarita.com/heroes.