The City of Stevens Point and the Berens-Scribner American Legion Post 6 are launching a Hometown Heroes Banner Program as a living tribute for families and our community to honor past and present members of the Armed Forces.
Each vinyl banner features an individual’s photo, name, branch of service, and/or credentials. Sponsored by companies, organizations, and families, the banners will be displayed on light poles on the Armed Services Memorial Bridge (Clark Street Bridge) and continue downtown on Clark Street. Beginning spring of 2023, the banners will be displayed from Memorial Day to Labor Day, annually.
Barbara McCloy, the program organizer and veteran of the U.S. Navy, said she had an “ah-ha” moment at a meeting when she realized that Stevens Point didn’t have a recognition program like this already. She contacted the Mayor’s office and they launched the program.
“If we don’t remember where we came from and how we got here, we’ll fall apart as a country,” said McCloy.
“Honoring and remembering those in our community who have served is an important part of our history," said Mayor Mike Wiza. “I’m proud to have played a small role in getting this going and I hope our community feels the same way.”
If you would like to honor a veteran or loved one, please contact the Berens-Scribner American Legion Post 6 at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also get information at:
Hometown Heroes Banner Program
PO Box 322
Stevens Point, WI 54481