A second Jackson County community has jumped on board with a project to salute current and former members of the military.
The Crothersville Town Council recently approved to have veterans banners placed on light poles along Armstrong Street, or U.S. 31, from Armed Forces Day in May 2023 to Veterans Day in November 2023.
Town employees will help hang the banners and take them down, and then the banners will be given to the people who purchase them.
Twenty-five two-sided, 30-by-30-inch heavy vinyl banners are available at $120 apiece. The deadline to order is Dec. 15, and forms are available at Crothersville Town Hall, 111 E. Howard St., during regular business hours.
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.
The town is partnering with the Fort Vallonia Chapter of Daughters of the American Legion on this project. The DAR also has gotten Seymour on board with the project and also has discussed it with Brownstown.
Ruth Ann Rebber represented the chapter in making presentations to city and town officials.
She said Seymour is allowing 50 banners to be placed. Order forms for those are available at Seymour City Hall, the Jackson County Public Library, American Legion Post 89 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, all in Seymour. That deadline also is Dec. 15.
Questions about the project can be directed to Rebber by calling 812-569-1659 or emailing [email protected] She also can email the application to anyone interested.