City taking applications for military banners

DOWNEY - The city of Downey is now accepting applications for the Military Banner Program, a new plan designed to support, recognize and express appreciation to active American military service members currently serving overseas.Banners listing the service member's name and branch of service will be displayed throughout the city. In order to qualify for the program, honorees must be on active overseas duty with a branch of the U.S. military. The honorees must also be a resident or relative of a Downey resident, or had been a Downey resident for some period during the ages of 1-21. An application process will be used to determine eligibility. Upon approval, the city will order the banner and will be responsible for its installation and maintenance. Donations are being solicited from residents and local businesses for the purchase of the banners. To make a donation, or to request an application, call (562) 904-1895.

********** Published: May 15, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 4