"Operation Orleans Hometown Heroes Project," kicked off Thursday at the Orleans American Legion Home. Residents are being encouraged to honor their hero, a family member or friend who is a Veteran past and present by purchasing one of the new banners. The Hometown Heroes Banners will be displayed on the period street lamps throughout the town this coming November to honor and celebrate our Veterans and their Service.
The banners will be custom created by HD Graphix. Orders are now being accepted on a first come and first served basis. Cost of each banner will be $100 (includes photograph). Hurry! DEADLINE to place an order is September 16th.
Those interested in placing their orders are urged to do so online, if possible, at www.hdgraphixshop.com. Please provide a good sharp high resolution type photograph. Order forms are also available from the Orleans Town Hall and inside The Orleans Progress Examiner.
Shown (Left to Right) purchasing the first banner is project co-chair and Orleans Clerk Robert F. Henderson, honoring his own father, a veteran of WWII, Project; Legion member and project chairlady Benny Brown-Beatty, Legion Commander Ron Taylor and Legion Secretary Tom Roney, Jr. The project is a joint effort between the Warren Brock American Legion Post #69 and the Town of Orleans.