Banner Project Aims To Honor Galion Veterans Downtown

  • 5/8/2018 3:00:07 PM
  • Sartaj Singh
  • Local News

GALION, OH - The Galion Historical Society has announced a project that will honor Galion veterans.

"Operation: Honor. Respect. Recognize." is a veteran banner project aimed to fill downtown with banners honoring veterans from the Galion community. 

"Last fall I went on a road trip with my husband, down in West Virginia... I drove through a little tiny town and they had veteran banners hanging on the lamp posts through their Main Street downtown... it was so cool. "Tanesha Pickering, Officer Manager at the Galion Historical Society, said. "So I decided to bring it back to Galion."

The Galion Historical Society has partnered with Photorama, The City of Galion, and the Community Foundation for Crawford County for this project. 

Sponsors can purchase banners to honor veterans who have served in our country's armed forces. The banners measure at 2 x 4 feet and are made with vinyl material. 

The banners will be hung on Harding Way lamp posts this summer. 80 banners are currently expected to be installed. Registration for the banners will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Sponsors can nominate Veterans who meet the following criteria: Veteran must be a Galion graduate OR Veteran must have attended Galion High School OR Veteran is/was a Galion resident. 

Sign up meeting are currently scheduled for May 22nd from 6pm-8pm and May 23rd from 6pm-8pm at Historic Grace Church located at 130 West Walnut Street. 

Those interested in purchasing a banner need to attend the sign-up meeting and be able to provide the following information:

- The correct spelling of the veteran's name
- Veteran's branch/branches of service. 
- Conflict/war or peacetime service years 
- A quality hard copy photo of the uniformed veteran
- Sponsor payment is $45 or $40 with the Galion Historical Society making a $5 contribution. 

Anyone with questions is asked to contact the Galion Historical Society at 419-468-9338.


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