Military banners going up

DOWNEY - The city of Downey will host a Veteran's Day ceremony on Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m. in the Downey Theatre courtyard.The ceremony will honor local veterans while celebrating the installation of military banners along Firestone Boulevard. The first 20 banners were ordered for Downey residents who are currently serving in the U.S. military. All families of those receiving a banner were invited to Wednesday's ceremony. The general public is also invited. Applications for the military banner program are still being accepted. The city said it hopes order another 20 banners when enough applications have been received and approved. Nomination forms are available online at or by calling (562)‚Äà904-1895. The military banner program is partially funded by donations from the community. ********** Published: November 6, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 29