Originally Posted February 13, 2017

The City of Escondido Hometown Heroes Banner Program was established as a way for the community to recognize and honor men and women who serve, or have served, in the U.S. Armed Forces. The personalized banners will be hung from approximately Memorial Day (mid-May) to Veterans Day (mid-November) in Downtown Escondido along Grand Avenue, 2nd Avenue and Valley Parkway. Banners include a photo of the hero, their name and customizable text that can include their military branch, special awards or honors they received, etc. 

Banner orders are being taken now through early May. The cost of the banners is $190, which recoups the City’s cost to produce and hang them. Banners may be ordered online at www.escondido.org/herobanner.aspx or by contacting Mike Thorne at mthorne@escondido.org or (760) 839-4509. 

Please note: Banners ordered in 2016 will be hung again this year. After two seasons, individuals who ordered banners will be contacted and the banners will be returned if desired.