Military Hometown Hero Banner Program

2022 Military Banner Guide

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 Memorial Day through Veterans Day 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 $75.00.
(including installation and removal). To submit a 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, or the Township will store put back up in following years.*

About The Banners

Banners measure approximately 60 inches by 24 inches with 3 inch 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

white starVeteran - Honorably discharged will be designated with a White Star.

gold starMemorial - 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 $75.00 for the production, installation, and removal of the banner.

Sponsorship / Donations

Sponsorship 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 Hometown Hero Banner website as a program sponsor/donor during the year you contributed. To sponsor a banner, download the Guidelines and Sponsorship (PDF) document and follow the instructions.

Banner Display

The banner will be displayed before Memorial Day and will be up through Veterans Day.

Ordering a Banner

To order a banner, simply download the Application Form (PDF) and the Release Statement (PDF). 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 1, 2022.
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 from Memorial Day through Veterans Day. The applicant will be notified of when the banner will be install 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 us


Guidelines and Sponsorship (PDF)
Application Form (PDF)
Release Statement`