Downtown Waterfront Alliance Brings Back Veteran's Banner Project
The Downtown Waterfront Alliance is proud to again present the Veteran’s Banner project to honor our local Military Heroes. Applications for this special opportunity to honor those who have served, or are currently serving, are being accepted. Banner applications will be accepted until August 19 at a cost of $200.00 per banner. New this year is the opportunity to provide detailed information about the honoree, to “tell the story” of the veteran. For example, where they served, how many deployments, interesting facts about their service, etc. with the intent to create a booklet entitled “The Story Behind the Banner”.
Money collected will pay for the production costs of the banners and any remaining funds will go to support “Race for a Soldier” and the PTSD Foundation. They will direct those funds appropriately to local veterans and those currently serving. The Banners will hang in our community from mid-September through late November 2019. After that time, the banners will be available to the families.
We have space for forty banners along the downtown waterfront, and they will be approved in the order in which they are received. Pictures in uniform are required, preferably in a high-quality digital form. If you do not have a digital copy, please bring the picture to the Alliance office and we will digitize the photo and return it to you in an appropriate time frame.
The application is available at the Alliance Office (3311 Harborview Drive, Suite 101), at 253-514-0071, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will also be available at the Information Booth at the Waterfront Farmers Market each Thursday, 1-7 pm (through August 29). The message is clear: “We honor and appreciate our local Heroes”.