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Elmira Kiwanis Hometown Heroes Banner Program in the City of Elmira

Honoring, Educating, and Inspiring

Elmira Kiwanis, the City of Elmira and Elmira Downtown Development, Inc. will launch Elmira's new Hometown Heroes banners program on November 11th. The banner program honors veterans, both living and deceased, and active duty service members from the City of Elmira. Each banner features an individual's photo, name, and branch of service. Sponsored by companies, organizations, and families, the banners will be displayed on light poles within the downtown district (Phase 1) and throughout the City of Elmira. Hometown Hero Banners will be on display in Elmira's downtown area from Memorial Day to Veteran's Day. The banners will hang for the first time starting in May 2018.

"The Elmira Kiwanis Club is proud to announce that we are sponsoring the Hometown Hero Banner Program in the City of Elmira. Kiwanis is an International Service Organization focused on helping children in our communities. We see this program as a creative way to educate and connect our young people with those who served our country in war time, going as far back as the Civil War," said Elmira Kiwanis President Sharon Sitrin-Moore.

Elmira's Mayor Dan Mandell said, "Hometown Heroes is a wonderful way to show public appreciation for local service members." "Elmira has many heroes in our hometown and we are proud to honor them, admire while having the utmost respect our military."

"I appreciate the work of Elmira Kiwanis with the launch of this important project, and for the City of Elmira for their assistance in making this project happen. This is worthy project for our community." "And EDD is proud to partner with Elmira Kiwanis, the City of Elmira, local families and businesses to bring a face and a name to Elmira's Hometown Heroes, while honoring our service members and providing an educational component to our streets." said EDD's executive director, Jennifer

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