Military Hometown Hero Banner Program

The Military Hometown Heroes of Prairie Township Banner Program is a living tribute created for the community to recognize and honor Prairie Township residents and graduates of Westland High School who are serving, or are veterans who have served our country in the United States Armed Forces. Each banner will be in honor of a specific Prairie Township service person and will include their name, branch of service and photo (if provided). Each banner will be displayed on a street lamp on West Broad St., from May through August to both celebrate and remind the community of their dedication to our country.

Purpose and Description of Program:

This program was created to pay tribute to the brave men and women of Prairie Township and Westland High School who are serving, have served, or have given their life to our country in the United States Armed Forces.

The Hometown Heroes banners will be displayed on West Broad St. in Prairie Township. (All banner locations shall be determined solely by Prairie Township).
The Hometown Heroes Banners are funded through donations. The cost of each banner is $85.
(including installation and removal). To submit a tax-free donation in sponsor of this program, please see below.
Banners will be removed and given to the family at the end of the display period.*

About The Banners
Banners measure approximately 60” x 24” with 3’’ pockets on top and bottom and will have the Service Person’s name, image, military branch and rank. Banner types are:

Active Duty- designated with a Blue Star.
Veteran - Honorably discharged will be designated with a White Star.
Memorial - Those who have died in the line of duty will be designated with a Gold Star.

The individual to be recognized must reside or have resided in Prairie Township or Graduated from Westland High School. Individuals must have served in any of the following branches of the US Armed forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard and/or Coast Guard) and must also meet one of the following conditions:
•Currently be active service member
•Be an honorably discharged veteran
•Died in the line of duty

The cost per banner is $85.00 for the production, installation, and removal of the banner.

Sponsorship / Donations
Sponsorships and donations will be used to assist families who would like to take part in this program and cannot afford to pay the cost of the banner requests. You can sponsor a specific banner/family or simply donate funds to be used as needs arise. Sponsors will be listed on the Military Veteran Project website as a program sponsor/donor from May through August during the year you contributed. To sponsor a banner, download the Guidelines and Sponsorship document and follow the instructions.

Banner Display
The banner will be displayed on or around May 1st and be displayed through August.

Ordering a Banner
To order a banner, simply download the Application Form and the Release Statement. Return your completed forms along with the requested information and your payment to:

Prairie Township
Attn: Hometown Heroes Banner Program
23 Maple Dr
Columbus, OH 43228
Please make checks payable to Prairie Township
Also, please add "Hometown Heroes Banner" on the memo line.

Selection Process:
Applications must be received by April 2, 2018.
Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first– served basis.
Once the application is verified and funding for the banner has been received, the applicant will be notified of the approval of the banner.
Banners will be installed annually on or around May 1st and displayed through August. The applicant will be mailed a letter notifying them of when the banner will be installed honoring the military service person or veteran.

*Prairie Township is not responsible for replacing banners that are stolen, damaged, or destroyed due to age, vandalism, or any acts of nature including high winds. Any loss or damage to an installed banner will be handled at the discretion of the Township.


If you have additional questions, please contact us via email


Guidelines and Sponsorship
Application Form
Release Statement