DAR accepting orders for veterans banners, wreaths

The Fort Vallonia Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution veterans banner project is underway.

Anyone in Jackson County who would like to honor or remember a living or deceased veteran with a full-color 30-by-60-inch banner can pick up order forms at Seymour City Hall, the Jackson County Public Library, American Legion Post 89 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, all in Seymour. The application deadline is Dec. 15.

Currently, there is space for 50 banners in Seymour. Brownstown and Crothersville veterans are welcome to complete an application and banners will be hung in Seymour unless each town at a later date is able to add additional banners.

Banners will be heavy vinyl and hang from Memorial Day to Veterans Day in 2023. The veteran can have served in any branch of the military, from any American conflict and may be living, deceased, KIA, POW/MIA or currently active.

A picture of the veteran in uniform will be on the banner. The photo must be clear, high resolution and good quality on photo paper, and the 8-by-10-inch original is preferred. No size larger will be accepted, no photos smaller than 5-by-7 will be accepted and group photos and digital photos will be not accepted. The photo must be print ready with no editing provided.

If no picture is available, the name and service years will be included along with the service branch insignia.

Fort Vallonia DAR also is taking orders for Wreaths Across America. Wreaths can be ordered online at the national website to be delivered to Riverview Cemetery in Seymour on Dec. 17 or applications also are available at city hall, the library, American Legion and VFW in Seymour.

Questions about either project can be directed to Ruth Ann Rebber at [email protected].