Hometown Hero Banner Program

2023 Program Update

The application period has ended.  All banners are on display in historic downtown.  Click here for a map of banner locations.

About the Program

The Hometown Hero Banner Program was created to honor and recognize military personnel that reside in or previously resided in the Canal Winchester city limits.  This is a program of the City of Canal Winchester in partnership with VFW Post #10523.

Hometown Hero Banner Sample


  • The honoree must live within Canal Winchester city limits, or have lived within city limits during their time of service.  Just because the individual has/had a Canal Winchester mailing address does not mean they live/d within city limits.  For more information or clarification, please call 614-834-9915.
  • The honoree must currently serve or have served any branch of the United States Military.  Those include: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard, and Navy.
  • The honoree must meet one of the following conditions:
    • Currently an active service member
    • Be an honorably discharged veteran
    • Retired veteran
    • Died in the line of duty