West View launches banner program to honor residents’ military service
Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 12:01 AM
West View has launched a program to honor past and present borough residents who answered the call to serve their country in the military.
“We value the sacrifice and dedication of West View residents who served or are serving in the military and want to take the opportunity to honor them,” said borough manager Bruce Fromlak.
The program is open to current and former West View residents or people who want to honor a deceased former resident of the borough.
The cost to purchase a 2-foot-by-3-foot double-sided banner that will be affixed to light poles along borough streets is $100. People who order a large banner for the poles also can get smaller ones for $10 each that can be placed in yards, at grave sites or in other locations.
Applications are available online to order banners. The banners will be delivered to the borough and placed on poles by employees. A digital replica of the banner also will be placed on the borough’s military honor page.
Fromlak said they already have six banners that will be erected and orders for 10 more are expected.
Plans call for placing the banners along Perry Highway and then Center Avenue if there is enough participation in the program, he said.
Banners are expected to be displayed by Memorial Day.