Learn more about this program by viewing the brochure below.
Looking for the location of a banner? Find it by clicking the link below. Images of all banners can be found year round at the History Center.
What is Operation Hometown Heroes?
Operation Hometown Heroes honors Avalon veterans by posting their names, photos, and service information on banners hung in the Business center of town.
Banners will remain on display from Memorial Day to Veteran’s Day each year. Space availability may require banners to be rotated. Banners will be on display for at least two months during each season. Please note, it is possible that banners requested in late summer and fall may not be hung until the following year.
Veterans from all military services and conflicts are welcomed — check the “How Can I Request a Banner?” section below for more information.
How Can I Request a Banner?
Veterans of all military services are eligible if they meet one of the following criteria:
Veteran lives or formerly lived in Avalon, or have a significant connection to Avalon Community.
A Veteran who is an Avalon Borough permanent full time employee for at least a year, in good standing.
To request a banner, please send the following information to the contact listed below:
- Requestor’s name
- Veteran’s name
- Branch of Service
- Dates of service (years)
- Highest Service Rank
- Sponsor’s name (if applicable)
- Avalon address or Borough of Avalon Department
- Veteran’s photograph (High-resolution photos are essential for printing, and photos of the veteran in uniform are preferred.)
How Can I Support the Project?
Donations in any amount are accepted. If you, your family, or your organization donate $300 to cover the cost of an entire banner, your name will be printed on the banner as the sponsor. We wish to honor the service of all of our veterans, so requests for banners unaccompanied by donations will be funded through the Avalon Historical Society. All donation checks should be made out to the Avalon Historical Society with a notation of “Veteran’s Banner.”
Banner Requests may be directed to:
Avalon History Center
215 39th St
Avalon, NJ 08202
Checks made out to “Avalon Historical Society” may be sent to or dropped off at the same address.