DID YOU KNOW there are nearly 19 million veterans in the U.S., according to the most recent Census statistics? Chances are you know a veteran or have a family member who has served in the armed forces. Towns and cities across the country salute veterans during Memorial Day, Independence Day and, of course, Veterans Day, and Display Sales flags and banners have been a part of that for over fifty years.

Many cities salute their armed forces members with patriotic pole banners featuring veterans from their communities. These Hometown Hero pole banners feature photos of individual veterans along with their name and branch of service. These banners are displayed throughout downtown areas or major thoroughfares, during holidays and throughout the year. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard veterans have proudly been saluted in towns and cities across the country.

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Of course, many towns and cities celebrate their veterans year-round, often partnering with their local VFW and American Legion posts. There are multiple opportunities throughout the year to proudly salute members of the armed forces:

  • April 5, 2019 – Gold Star Spouses Day – Dedicated to military spouses who gave their lives while serving in the U.S. military as a result of service-oriented injuries or illness
  • April 14, 2019 – Air Force Reserve Birthday
  • April 23, 2019 – Army Reserve Birthday
  • May 1, 2019 – Silver Star Banner Day – Per Congressional resolution, its an “Official Day to honor wounded, ill, and injured veterans.”
  • May 10, 2019 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day – Recognizes the service and sacrifices of military spouses
  • May 13, 2019 – Children of Fallen Patriots Day – Honors the children of the brave men and women who gave their lives in military service
  • May 18, 2019 – Armed Forces Day – Observed on the third Saturday every May, paying tribute to men and women currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces
  • May 27, 2019 – Memorial Day – Honors the men and women who died while serving in the military
  • June 6, 2019 – D-Day – The anniversary of the World War II Allied invasion in Normandy, France
  • June 14, 2019 – Flag Day – Celebrates the adoption of the U.S. flag on June 14, 1777; June 14, 1775, is also recognized as the birthday of the U.S. Army
  • June 23, 2019 – Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday
  • July 4, 2019 – Independence Day – Celebrates the Declaration of Independence and the freedom of the original 13 colonies from British rule
  • July 27, 2019 – Korean War Veterans Armistice Day – A national day of recognition marking the signing of the treaty of the ending of the Korean War and commemorating the U.S. soldiers who lost their lives during the war
  • August 4, 2019 – Coast Guard Birthday
  • August 7, 2019 – Purple Heart Day – Honors and remembers veterans who were either wounded or died on the battlefield
  • August 29, 2019 – Marine Forces Reserve Birthday
  • September 11, 2019 – Patriot Day – Annual observance to remember and honor those injured or killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
  • September 18, 2019 – Air Force Birthday
  • September 29, 2019 – Gold Star Mother’s and Father’s Day – Honors the families of fallen military members
  • October 13, 2019 – Navy Birthday
  • October 26, 2019 – National Day of the Deployed – Honors the brave men and woman who have been deployed, are sacrificing, or have sacrificed their lives defending country
  • November 10, 2019 – Marine Corps Birthday
  • November 11, 2019 – Veteran’s Day – The anniversary of the signing of the armistice treaty ending World War 1 and thanking military veterans for their service
  • December 7, 2019 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – The anniversary of the day Japan attacked the Pearl Harbor Naval Station in Hawaii

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