Hometown Heroes Banner

One of our more popular programs is designing and producing Military Tribute Banners. These commemorative banner programs, also known as Hometown Heroes, Veteran Honor Banners, and Our Fallen Heroes, among others, are chosen by many communities that wish to acknowledge and honor those local individuals who have answered the call to be of service to their country. Unlike the more traditional, colorful downtown banner programs that promote community spirit or display welcoming invitations to “Shop, Dine & Enjoy,” our tribute banners are more somber in theme and offer a reflective and respectful design that is in keeping with the program’s intent.

Honoring Those Who Honor Us With Their Service

Our Hometown Hero banners are the best way to give living tribute to recognize and honor those serving or serving the country in the United States Armed Forces. You can get banners printed with the information of a single person, including their name, photo, and branch of service. These banners are important because:

  • HELP NEVER TO FORGET: Our Hometown Heroes Banner Program has been designed to help people never forget those brave men and women who have served the nation in the past and those who are serving our country today.
  • HONOR THE MILITARY: The idea behind creating hometown hero’s banners is to honor the individuals serving the nation and those who have served and sacrificed their lives to defend our nation.

Our Creative Services team will work with you step-by-step and guide you on the best processes to gather the required materials such as photographs, copy, and design requirements to ensure that each and every banner represents your loved one’s contribution in the most fitting and honorable fashion.

As a nod to the sign of the times, some communities have expanded their Tribute Banner programs to include military personnel and the equally selfless group of first responders such as front-line health care workers, police, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians.

We have heard first-hand from many individuals how a gesture, as simple and ordinary as banners on a pole, has created a groundswell of community pride and a spirit of togetherness. Simply put, never forget.

How Can We Be Of Service?

If you are looking for some help to guide you through the process of building awareness in your community, Material Promotions can help by giving you the necessary tools to set up your program and engage your community and insure a successful launch of your Hometown Hero banner project. We are committed to your success and will guide you step by step through the process. Unlike many other banner programs where the artwork and designs are simple and consistent across all banners, Hometown Hero banner projects by nature, have unique images and copy on every banner, which may include the individual’s name, rank, branch of service, years served, medals received, and names of those who may be sponsoring the banner in their honor, among other things. It can be a daunting task to gather, organize and collate all this information to insure accuracy and completeness on every design. 

With our experience managing and executing thousands of Hometown Hero banner projects we have the expertise and processes in place to make sure your program is a complete success from start to finish.

Once we have your commitment in working together on your banner project you will be assigned a member of our Graphic Design team to work with you, step by step, throughout the process. Your Design Consultant will contact you via email and begin the process.

This email will include all the information you need regarding the Hometown Hero / Veteran banner process.

The first step in the design process will be to choose a template. These are all completely customizable, so we can change out text, colors, etc. Once you’ve made that decision, and decide on the size of banners you will need, we will revise your chosen template to your specifications. View our Hometown Hero Designs Here.

Your Design Consultant will work with you on perfecting your template so it’s exactly the way you’d like, and will save that file so it’s ready to go once you’re able to submit the veteran information and photos.

The files and information we will need to put together the banners have two main components:

  1. A spreadsheet with all of the veteran information being included on the banners.

The spreadsheet should be formatted as follows:

  • (1) row per banner/hero
  • (1) column per LINE on the banner (you will know this once we decide on the layout)
  • text should be typed as you want it to be shown on the banners

For example, if you want banners to say “U.S. Army” please type “U.S.” and not “US“.

If including military rank information on the banner and it is on the same line as the veteran’s name please abbreviate the ranks.

     2.  A folder/file/download link containing a photograph for each hero:

  • name each photograph with the corresponding number on the spreadsheet and the veteran’s name, for example,

          “001 Milton Wilkerson.jpg

            “001 Wilkerson.pdf

  • photos should be in JPG, JPEG, PNG, or PDF format
  • we often see generic images (silhouettes) or the military branch seals used when a hero’s photo cannot be obtained

We can provide you with a spreadsheet as well as a link to upload photos once we’ve reached that point in the process if that is helpful to you.

At Material promotions, we offer high-quality hometown hero banners printed on premium blockout vinyl. We provide the best hardware comprising cast aluminum brackets and fiberglass arms with reinforced sleeves for an easy installation and a long life. We also have black powder-coated banner bracket bases to complement the more decorative lamp posts which are often painted black.

Our Hometown Heroes banners are ideal for the Veterans Day celebration on November 11. It is celebrated throughout the United States in honor of the “Eleventh hour of the Eleventh day of the Eleventh month.” Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans – living or dead. The purpose is to thank living veterans who served the country during war or peacetime and to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, with their lives. While many communities run these programs throughout the year, many programs are launched for a Memorial Day start and run through Veterans Day. At that point, many communities, opt to change out the program with seasonal, holiday or winter designed banners, followed by spring designs that are then replaced with the Hometown Hero banners in May.

Specializing in outdoor banner designing and printing, we have made our reputation by offering high-quality products and superior customer service. Our knowledgeable and highly professional staff members can help you enhance the beauty and success of your seasonal or community celebration.

We are commercial outdoor decoration specialists. Whether it’s Veteran’s Day, Christmas Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day or simply a vibrant light pole banner campaign that celebrates the community and the season, our commercial outdoor decorations specialists are always there to help you seize the opportunity to showcase your message.

Feel free to reach out anytime for more information, product samples and/or pricing for any large-format graphics you are interested in.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our payment methods are flexible and designed to meet the needs of all of our customers. Our electronic invoices allow you to pay right from the invoice, either by credit card or a bank transfer.

As with most pricing models for large-format graphics, Hometown Hero Banners are priced according the number of designs in the program, the size of the banners and the quantity purchased.

Yes, virtually all Hometown Hero programs feature the heroes image and information on both sides of the banner. Some communities end up with having more designs/hero images than light poles and request we print a different image on each side of the banner. This process is more involved in making sure the banner templates can coordinate front to back and the images and copy are accurate and compatible front to back as well. This option is somewhat more expensive than the “same image front and back” approach.

Hometown Hero banners can be made in many different sizes. While there are 3 common sizes, due to the aspect ratio of a vertical banner, custom banner sizes are available. The 3 most common light pole banner sizes are 18” x 36”, 24” x 48” and 30” x 60”. Other less common, but available sizes are 18” x 45”, 24” x 36”, 24” x 60”, 30” x 72”, 30” x 80” and 30” x 96”.

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