Lyndonville will put up Hometown Hero banners next year

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 August 2021 at 9:52 am

LYNDONVILLE – The Lyndonville community will be putting up banners of local soldiers next year, with the portraits on utility poles from just before Memorial Day to just after Veterans Day.

Lyndonville joins a growing list of communities to embrace the banners of Hometown Heroes. Holley, Medina and Albion have them, and many other communities around the state do as well.

Valerie D. Wells, a Lyndonville native, is coordinating the effort in Lyndonville. She said American flags will stay on much of Main Street. She expects some of the Hometown Heroes will be part on Main Street and also be included on Maple Avenue, Willowbrook Drive and Lake Avenue.

The banners will cost $200 each, and that includes hardware so they can be attached to the utility poles. The Lyndonville Area Foundation will set up an account for the funds, Wells said.

“The Lyndonville community should feel great pride in honoring our veterans in this noble way for many years to come,” she said.

The banners are expected to be up for three years and then will be given to the family. They will be in a different location each of the three years, Wells said.

For more information on how to purchase a banner for next year, contact Wells at (585) 339-8500 or by email at