MILITARY BANNER PROGRAM RETURNING TO
STREETS OF MARDELA SPRINGS
The popular banners honoring local Delmarva men and women who served in our nation’s military services will be returning to the small town of Mardela Springs soon.
For those who purchased banners last year, this will mark the second year their loved ones will be so honored. Veterans may have served at any time in our nation’s history (last year’s oldest was a World War One vet) or may be currently in service. For any who did not purchase banners last year, the opportunity to do so is now returning. Chairman Charles Echard Jr. is accepting applications, which can be found on Westside Historical Society’s web site, www.Barrencreekheritage.org or is available by emailing email@example.com or phoning 410-726-8047 or 443-783-9612. Echard hopes to have the banners mounted on the light poles along Main and Bridge (perhaps more this year) Streets by Memorial Day. It takes approximately two weeks from the time the application is received to get the large (plus two smaller) banners returned and ready for display. Veterans do not have to be Mardela Springs natives. Veterans honored with banners last year were from all over the lower Shore. In addition to the large 2’x3’ banner hung in town, each purchaser also receives two smaller banners (1’x1.5’), all on heavy vinyl, which can be displayed any way the family wishes. Large banners will be displayed for three years. To view more about this program as it has been done in other towns around the country, visit www.TroopBanners.com .
The cost for the three banners, and for materials needed for hanging them, is $100. A good quality photograph is requested, but if no photo is available, a silhouette can be substituted on the banners. All submitted photos will be returned, unharmed, to the applicant.