Switzerland County veterans and their families are now invited to participate in an upcoming project to honor those who served this country.
“The Switzerland County Veterans Banner Project” will honor past and present members of the Armed Forces with a commemorative banner that will be displayed along Main and Ferry Streets in Vevay.
“Our community is proud to honor the servicemen and servicewomen of Switzerland County,” Rita Sullivan, chairperson of the Veterans Banner Project, said. “Now you have the opportunity to honor a veteran or someone currently on active duty who is very special to you and your family.”
The banners will be flown on poles along Main Street and Ferry Street from May 1st to June 30th; and again from October 1st to November 30th. The banner will be the property of the family when they are taken down.
Honor Banners will be $60; and there are a limited number of spots available for each span of time due to limited pole positions. Requests for specific banner locations cannot be honored.
To apply for a banner, applicants need to fill out the application below and take it to Switzerland County Veterans Service Officer Duane Covington at his office upstairs in the Switzerland County TEC Center on Seminary Street in Vevay near the fairgrounds.
Covington will accept applications and Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in his office. Along with a completed application, those wanting to purchase a banner should bring the veteran’s DD214 (discharge) form; and a photo to be scanned and used for the banner. All photos will be returned after they are scanned.
For those who are currently serving in the military, a completed application should be turned in along with a photo and pertinent information about where the soldier is currently serving.
Applications can start being turned in as of Monday, January 4th, 2021.
A Switzerland County Veterans Banner Project Facebook page is being created to feature biographies of those being honored on the banners. Watch for further details.
For more information, contact Duane Covington at (812) 427-4302; or Rita Sullivan at (812) 427-3947.