Westerville Military Banner Program

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Application available on Jan. 7

About the Program

The City has launched a Military Banner program to recognize the sons and daughters of Westerville who are currently serving or hold Veteran status from a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard). The program will feature the individual’s military photo on full-color, double-sided on light poles in Uptown Westerville along State Street, between Home and Walnut Streets.

Applicants may purchase the banner for $130; reservations for space are accepted on a first-come, first served basis beginning Monday, Jan. 7-Friday, March 1. Because of the projected popularity for this program and a limited number of poles, applicants will be added to a waitlist for the next year if applicable. Part of the banner proceeds will support the Westerville Parks Foundation. First priority for the program will be given to Westerville residents (proof of residency will be required e.g. copy of utility bill, driver's license). Second priority will extend to residents of the Westerville City School District (WCSD).

Applicants must provide a high-resolution digital image or scan of their military member’s photo(s). High-resolution means it is at least 300 dots-per-inch (DPI) ensuring the photos contain enough detail for print quality purposes.

Banners will be displayed during the month of May and again in November to coincide with Veterans’ Day. After a banner is posted for the two-month terms, it will be returned to the individual(s) who purchased it the first week of December 2019. The applicant must be an immediate family member (spouse, parent, sibling, grandchild or legal guardian) of the service member.

Application Deadline (Applications available on Jan. 7)

The City will begin taking applications on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. The application for this program will be made available on this page at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7. Completed applications, photos and payment must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1 to allow adequate time for printing, assembly and hanging. The applicant will receive notification via email upon the receipt and approval of their application. 

Eligibility

  • Service member must be active duty OR a veteran and a current or former resident within the City of Westerville OR Westerville City School District OR an immediate family member (spouse, parent, sibling, grandchild or legal guardian) of a resident within the Westerville City School District. (See below.)

  • For the purposes of this program, “armed forces” are defined as meaning the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, per section 101(a)(4) of title 10, United States Code. Also for the purpose of this program, “active duty” is defined as full-time active military service to the United States as defined in section 101(d)(1) of title 10, United States Code.

  • This program is offered on a first come, first served basis. First priority for the program will be given to Westerville residents (proof of residency will be required e.g. copy of utility bill, driver's license). Second priority will extend to residents of the Westerville City School District (WCSD). School District boundaries are determined by WCSD. Please consult the WCSD website if you are unsure of your school district designation.

Program Policy

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