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Cadiz to honor local vets with banners

CADIZ — Local organizations are offering residents the opportunity to honor their “Hometown Heroes” this fall by hanging banners of military veterans.

The Cadiz Business Association has partnered with the Harrison County Visitors Center to honor local veterans with the banners, which will be displayed along Main and Market streets in Cadiz. The banners will feature a photo of the veteran along with their name, branch of military service and years of service.

Janet Fenstamaker, office manager at the visitors center, said the service is being offered in observance of Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11. The business association will begin hanging the banners early next month, she said.

“We’ll put veterans banners up in early October and run them through November, before they put the Christmas banners up, to honor them for Veterans Day,” she said.

This is the first year the village will adorn the streets with the flags. Fenstamaker said the CBA wanted to honor and support veterans who have served and are currently serving.

“We decided to try and brighten up the town. Someone had seen the veterans flags and I had seen them in lots of different places now and I think it’s a wonderful idea,” she said.

“It’s a way to honor your veteran or family member who has served in the military.”

There is space for 40 banners along the poles on Main and Market streets. However if additional banners are sold they will be placed on the courthouse lawn. Fenstamaker said as of Monday, approximately 20 banners had been sold. The deadline to purchase was Friday.

The banners will be displayed through November. The organizations are planning to display the banners each year.

“They (CBA) are hoping to keep the flags and put them up every year, but if whoever buys them would like to keep them when they (CBA) takes them down, they can absolutely have them,” she said.

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