The city of Fountain Valley is accepting applications for those interested in honoring an active duty member of the Unites States Armed Forces.
The Our Honored Heroes Banner Program was introduced in 2012 by the Fountain Valley Community Foundation. To qualify, an honoree must be an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces and either be a current Fountain Valley Resident or be a past resident with immediate family currently residing in Fountain Valley.
Banners will be displayed continuously from May 1 until Veterans Day. At that time honorees that are no longer on active duty will be presented with their banner at the city's annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Those still on active duty have the option of having their banner placement renewed. They will be stored securely and hung again in May.
The cost to participate in the program is $200, which includes the purchase and installation of the banner at an existing banner location. If the participant would like to have the banner displayed in a particular location that is not yet fitted with hardware, this can be done for an additional $100. The cost for renewal is $70.
The deadline to apply for the banner program is March 29. For more information call the Fountain Valley Community Foundation at 714-839-8611.