Hometown Hero Banner Program
We will be taking applications past the due date. Once we fill up all areas you will be informed you will be placed on the waiting list.
Created by the Village of Mackinaw to recognize and honor residents who have served or are serving in the United States Armed Services.
This program is non-political and non-partisan and is intended to serve as a living memorial to those service men and women from the Village of Mackinaw.
As an ongoing program, applications will be accepted at any time by those who wish to sponsor a banner. Banners shall be displayed from May to November and measure 18” x 36”. Banners will be displayed and stored by the Village for a 2-year period and returned to the applicant at time of decommission. After all available spaces are filled, a waitlist will be maintained on a first come first served basis.
Street banners will be installed honoring Village of Mackinaw residents (past or present) who meet the requirement. A completed application and supplemental documents must be provided for review by the board of trustees. Banners are limited to 1 per service person.
Honoree must be:
- Military personnel
- Currently serving, honorably discharged, retired, or deceased.
Honoree must meet one of the following criteria:
- Be a current resident of the Village of Mackinaw
- Have previously lived in the Village of Mackinaw as a long-term resident (20 years of more)
- Be a graduate of Deer Creek-Mackinaw High School located in the Village of Mackinaw
- Be a resident of the Village of Mackinaw at time of enlistment or discharge from service.
Each applicant is subject to approval by the Village of Mackinaw Board of Trustees
Locations for displaying the banners will be determined solely by the Village of Mackinaw. Available space is determined solely by the Village. A map outlining where each banner is hung shall be made available to all residents on the website and at Village Hall.
If you wish to donate to this program, please add “Hometown Hero Banner Program” on the memo line.
100 E Fast Ave, PO Box 500, Mackinaw, IL 61755