Nominations are being accepted through March 31 for the City of Mesa Hometown Heroes Banner Program. The program recognizes and honors Mesa residents and their family members who are serving or are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Each banner will honor a specific Mesa service person and will include their name, branch of service and photo if provided.
Banners will be displayed on streetlamps along Main Street in downtown Mesa during the Memorial Day and Veterans Day holidays to recognize their sacrifice and remind the community of their dedication to our country.
To be eligible, the honoree must be currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces or be a veteran honorably discharged or gave their life serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The service member or applicant must live or work in Mesa.
Mesa residents can request their banners here. The City will accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the form is submitted, applicants may need to provide proof of residency, verification of active duty status and a high resolution (5” x 7” or larger) portrait-style photo of the serviceperson in dress uniform.
Once approved, applicants will pay a donation of $50 to cover installation and removal. After one year, the banner will be permanently removed and given to the serviceperson or family member.
The City of Mesa Hometown Heroes Banner Program is administered by the City of Mesa Community Engagement Office in collaboration with the non-profit, community-based Downtown Mesa Association.