Westfield Veterans Banner Program
The Town of Westfield is proud to partner with the Westfield Veterans Fund, a locally established 501(c)(3) organization, on the Westfield Veterans Banner Program, which honors local veterans with banners displayed in Downtown Westfield. Phase 1 of this program was introduced on July 4, 2022, when the first round of banners was unveiled on poles adjacent to Monument Circle, along East Broad Street, North Avenue, and South Avenue.
Phase 2 Submissions Now Open
Submissions for the next round of the program are now being accepted to recognize those veterans (living and deceased) and active duty military personnel who live or have lived in Westfield. The banners will displayed each year from Memorial Day through Veterans Day.
Individuals are eligible to participate if they are serving or have served in any one of the following branches of the United States Armed Forces:
- Air Force
- Coast Guard
- Merchant Marines
- Women Airforce Service Pilots (World War II)
APPLICANTS MUST ALSO MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
- Are active duty, retired, honorably discharged or killed in action. Deceased individuals may be honored by their families by submitting a copy of the “DD Form 214” (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or other official documentation confirming the individual’s military service.
- Are current or former residents of Westfield.
All submissions for this round of banners must be completed no later than January 15, 2023. Please note that the first 50 submissions will be taken for this phase. All others will be held for the next round of the program.
Cost to Participate
The fee for a banner is $125 in order to cover the costs of the materials and bracket. Those experiencing financial hardship who would like to participate should contact the Westfield Veterans Fund at firstname.lastname@example.org. The goal of the program is not to turn away any veteran.
Residents wishing to contribute to this project without nominating a specific veteran can donate at bit.ly/Westfield-Veterans-Banners. The suggested donation is $125 (the cost of a banner), although any amount is appreciated and helps the Westfield Veterans Fund make these banners a reality for the community.
How to Apply
Applications can be downloaded here, and then may be submitted by mail or email with payment and documentation to the Westfield Veterans Fund.