City of Plattsburgh accepting applications for Hometown Heroes Banner Program

(PLATTSBURGH, NY – February 29th, 2024) – The City of Plattsburgh is partnering with local military families to honor men and women who have served or are currently serving in the US Armed Forces. Applications for this year’s program are due on March 15th.

The “Hometown Heroes Banner Program” will memorialize active and honorably discharged military personnel with banners displayed around the US Oval Historic District between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day.

The City of Plattsburgh is privileged to have a rich military history within our community and are humbled to join neighboring communities in commemorating our local heroes.  Displaying the banners around the US Oval, the nucleus of the Plattsburgh Air Force Base and the site of the North Country Honor Flight, is the perfect setting in which to honor our military community.

Chris Ciccone, past participant says “The Hometown Heroes program has provided me with a unique and gratifying opportunity to honor my father and his commitment to the service of his country.” 

Daniel Coffey, past participant says, “The Coffey family is so pleased to have our father/husband’s banner displayed.  We lost him in 2001 and it warms our hearts every time we drive by and see his banner.”

Banners will be displayed for two years after which they will be returned to the sponsoring family or friend. Sponsors will pay a $225 fee to cover the cost of the banners.

Applications for the program can be found at and will be made available in the City of Plattsburgh Community Development Office at 41 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, NY. Applications can be emailed to, mailed, or dropped off to the Community Development Office at City Hall between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The deadline for the 2024 season is Friday, March 15th, 2024.

Banners will extend to U.S. Route 9 until all spaces are filled, at which time a wait-list will be maintained on a first-come first-served basis.


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