Veterans Corner


Submitted By: Rich Ely

Dir. Susquehanna County Veterans Affairs Office


Hometown Heroes Banners


Spring is finally showing signs of its arrival. This includes the return of robins, the blooming of flowers, golf courses reopening and warming temperatures. Another sign of spring is the return of the Hometown Hero Banners on the streets of our community.


The banners provide recognition and show appreciation to the men and women of Susquehanna County that served in our armed forces. These banners are displayed from mid-April to mid-October on the streets of Montrose for a two-year period. After the course of the 2 years, the banner will be removed and given to the service person or family member who submitted the application. The cost of a banner will be $225, which includes installation and removal. For an additional $20.00 you can also get a garden banner which will be given to the applicant.


In order to obtain a banner, you will need to submit an application to the Montrose Area Kiwanis Club, the program’s sponsor.  Your application will need to include a photo of the honoree, preferably in military uniform, and your payment of $225.00 for the banner or $245.00 if you wish to also get an additional copy of the Banner as a garden banner. Applications, photos, and payments will be accepted on a first come first serve basis by the Kiwanis club at the address or e-mail below. Applications may be obtained by contacting the Kiwanis Club or may be picked up at the Veterans Affairs Office at the County Courthouse. This is simply one more way that shows that, here in Susquehanna County ………………………. “We value our vets.”


Montrose Area Kiwanis Club

P.O. Box 275 – (Hometown Heroes)

Montrose, PA 18801