Orders being taken for more Hometown Hero banners

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
The first Hometown Hero banners honoring Greencastle-Antrim community members who have served in the armed forces were put up in May. Orders for additional banners can be placed through June 15. SHAWN HARDY/ECHO PILOT

Nearly 90 Hometown Hero banners now line Baltimore and Washington streets in Greencastle as a project of the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 6319 and Frank L. Carbaugh American Legion Post 373. The program has met with such success that a second round of orders is being taken through June 15.

The mission of the banners program is to honor Greencastle-Antrim men and women who are serving, have served or have given their lives for the country in the United States armed forces.

In order to be considered for a banner, the nominee must meet the following requirements:

1. Have lived in the Greencastle-Antrim area at some point in their lifetime.

2. Be serving or have served in one of the following branches: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, National Guard or Coast Guard.

3. Meet one of the following criteria: currently serving, honorably discharged or killed in action.

Banner applications are available at the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce located at 217 E. Baltimore St.; at the VFW Post 6319 located at 408 S. Washington St.; and American Legion Post 373 located at 99-1 Railroad St.

Applications are available online at:


A $175 donation is requested for each banner application submission. The funds are used for the production, installation, storage and removal of the banner. Banners will be displayed annually from the month of May through Veterans Day in November. Banners will be displayed for two years, then become the property of the person who ordered the banner. If subsequent years are desired for  display, a fee of $35 per year will be charged for installation and removal. 

For more information, call the G-A Chamber office at 717-597-4610 or email: