Due to high demand from more families to honour their veterans, the Town of Yarmouth is announcing today that 30 more banners are now available for purchase for an expanded 2022 memorial banner program.
Town of Yarmouth Expands Veterans Memorial Banner Program
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022 - Yarmouth, N.S. – Last fall, the Town of Yarmouth introduced a program to commemorate local veterans through the Veterans Memorial Banner Program. The program was a partnership with Royal Canadian Legion Yarmouth Branch 61 and was well-received by the community. 50 banner spots were made available and quickly spoken for by family and friends of veterans. Due to high demand from more families to honour their veterans, the Town of Yarmouth is announcing today that 30 more banners are now available for purchase.
This year’s program is again a partnership with the Legion Branch 61. Last year’s banners were sold on a first come, first served basis, but are being offered differently this time around. For those interested in applying, please note the following important information:
• 30 banners are available, adding to last year’s 50 for a total of 80 banners to be installed next October.
• You must email the name of the veteran as well as their service details to be eligible.
• The cost for each banner $130.00 tax and shipping included.
• The new banners will be placed on placed on power poles on Parade Street, from Main Street to Pleasant Street.
• Banner size is 30” x 48”, double-sided.
• The veteran’s name and service details will be displayed on the banner, along with the sponsor’s name.
• Banners will be put up on October 11th and removed on November 12th.
• Town of Yarmouth Parks Department will store the banners and put them up for Remembrance Day for 3 years.
• This program is open to residents of the Town of Yarmouth and the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth.
In addition to Yarmouth, the Veterans Memorial Banner Program has been a true success in dozens of communities. It honours our veterans across Canada on full colour, heavy duty banner material to be displayed in communities around Remembrance Day.
For more information on the Veterans Memorial Banner Program, including photos and testimonials from other communities, visit https://www.memorialbanner.ca/