Press Release: Clarkstown Launches Military Tribute Banner Program Across Town of Clarkstown
For Immediate Release
March 28, 2017
Military Tribute Banner Program Across Town of
was the first town in New York to honor local Veterans through this program in
(New City, NY) -
Supervisor George Hoehmann today announced the town-wide launch of the Military
Tribute Banner Program for 2017. In 2016, the Town of Clarkstown launched
a similar pilot program in New City to honor our local veterans and those currently
serving our nation in the United States Armed Forces.
or businesses can sponsor a veteran or active duty service member with a
military tribute banner. The banners will be displayed on the light posts
in the various hamlet centers from Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day to
Veterans Day. The deadline to sponsor a banner is April 28, 2017.
banners are a small way we can acknowledge the
sacrifice many of our neighbors have made serving our community and our
Country," said Supervisor George Hoehmann. "Our local veterans
and active duty service members are our true heroes, and this program allows
Clarkstown to proudly honor them all throughout the Town."
was the first municipality in New York, and the entire north eastern United
States, to implement the program. Each banner honors a veteran or active
duty service member by displaying their photo, branch of service, and military
service information. Local families and businesses can sponsor a banner
which are given to the family or sponsor at the end of the display
year, we started the program in the hamlet of New City and it was a huge
success," said Supervisor Hoehmann. "We were pleased so many
families and businesses joined us in honoring our local veterans and look
forward to expanding the program to other hamlets this
more information about the program or to sponsor a banner, residents and
businesses can call the Supervisor's office at 845-639-2050 or
visit www.clarkstown.org and click the military
tribute banner logo.