Special to The Clinton Courier
The City of Clinton will be offering the Veterans Banner Program for any participants interested in being included for Veterans Day 2021. The deadline for submitting all forms is Friday, August 13. Banners will continue to hang each year on all patriotic holidays as long as the program is in place by the city.
The Veterans Banner Program was created for the community to recognize and honor all Clinton Veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces – Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, National Guard, and Reserve units – with courage and compassion. The banner program began in November 2017 and has grown to 108 Clinton Veterans shown on banners within the city.
The patriotic-design banners are heavy vinyl, twenty-four inches wide by fifty-four inches long, printed on both sides, and display the veterans’ photograph in uniform. The banners will include rank, full name, branch of the military, and the era, or the years of service. The banners will be displayed on the light poles that line the Clinton Parkway from Springridge Road to Northside Drive and on the light poles that line Highway 80 from Springridge Road to Clinton Raymond Road.
Each participant will be required to complete a banner order form, provide a high-resolution quality headshot photograph of the veteran in uniform, and make payment of $200 for each banner. The photograph must be sent in a JPEG file as an attachment to an email to VisitorCenter@ClintonMS.org. The banner order form can be downloaded at www.ClintonMS.org/VeteransTributeBanner or can be picked up at the Clinton Visitor Center located at 1300 Pinehaven Road.
Each participant should turn in his/her banner order form in person to Marsha Barham, director of the Clinton Visitor Center, along with payment by cash or check made payable to the City of Clinton.
For questions, contact Marsha Barham by calling 601-924-2221, or email email@example.com.
The deadline for submitting all forms to the visitor center to be included in Veterans Day 2021 is Friday, August 13, 2021.