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About the Program

The Military Banner Program was started in 2016 for the Porterville area as a way to honor both current and past military personnel for their service to the nation and community.  The banner acts as a public expression of gratitude that pays tribute to the courage, commitment, and heroism displayed by individuals who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Family members and loved ones may nominate a military hero to be honored with a banner that will show the individual’s name and photo.  The banners will be displayed on major streets throughout the City.  They will be raised for Memorial Day and lowered after Veterans Day.  See sample banner >>

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Click Here for a map showing banner locations and the banners themselves! Simply place your cursor over the markers for information.


To qualify for the Military Banner Program, the following criteria must be met

  • The honoree is a current or past member of the United States Armed Forces
  • The honoree is a current or past resident within the Porterville area (see boundaries)
  • The honoree's discharge from military service must be honorable


The 2018 nomiation period is closed.  Applications for the 2019 display period will be available starting January 2, 2019 and will be due no later than March 1, 2019.

  1. Submit completed nomination form along with a military photo of the service person. The photo must be 5"x 7" or larger.  Digital photographs with a resolution of 300 dpi or higher will also be accepted and are preferred.
  2. The cost of the banner is $105 and shall be the responsibility of the applicant.  The City will sponsor and waive the banner fee for any nomination that is submitted on behalf of local military personnel that were killed in action (KIA).
  3. Nominations will be accepted January 2- March 1. 
  4. Banners will be raised for Memorial Day and lowered after Veterans Day.
  5. Honorees will be included in the Staff Informational Reports section of the City Council agenda prior to the banner being raised.
  6. Once the integrity of the banner has diminished over time, it will be removed and presented to the sponsor and/or honoree.  The sponsorship can be renewed with the fee for a new banner.

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