The Ridley Township Hometown Hero Banner Program is a living tribute created for the community to recognize and honor veterans serving or having served our country in the United States Armed Forces. To qualify, a Veteran, living or deceased, must have had a connection to Ridley Township (lives or lived in the Township or is an immediate family member of someone who lives in the Township). Also, those honored on war memorials within the community and Veterans recommended by Organized Veterans Groups, such as Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Marine Corps League, Vietnam Veterans of America, etc.
The banner will be 24”x48” heavy vinyl, printed the same on both sides, will display the service person’s photograph, include their full name, branch of the military, and the era of service (WWI, WWII, Vietnam, etc.). Banners will be displayed on a date to be determined and will be placed at the sole discretion of the Township. Applications will be accepted through September 2nd. Click here to access the application.
Each banner requires the Hometown Hero Banner form to be filled out, a photograph of the Hero (preferably in uniform) and a payment of $145.00 for each banner, payable to: “Ridley Township Historical Society”; in the memo, indicate “Hometown Hero.” Drop off the check or mail it to Ridley Township, 100 E. MacDade Blvd., Folsom, PA 19033. The application can be downloaded from our website at www.ridleytwp.org.
Please note any awards such as Purple Heart or POW as notation will be included on the banner. To confirm an award or service details, the veteran’s DD214 form can be accessed at: https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records.
Businesses and civic organizations may also sponsor a banner for a particular veteran by filling out the sponsorship section of the form. Contributions toward the program will also be accepted.
For questions concerning qualification or application, contact Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 534-4800.