City of Porterville
291 N. Main StreetPorterville, CA 93257
For more information contact:
Yuriko Velarde, Administrative Analyst
May 22, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
71 HONOREES TO BE RECOGNIZED AT MILITARY BANNER CEREMONY
The City of Porterville will be hosting its annual Military Banner Ceremony on Friday, May 26, 2023, beginning at 12:00 PM at Centennial Park (296 North Main Street). The City’s Military Banner Program began in 2016 as a way to honor both past and current military personnel for their service to the nation and the community. The Ceremony will recognize the individuals that will have banners installed in their honor for the 2023 application year. This year there will be seventy-one (71) individuals who will be recognized at the Ceremony and have their banners raised for Memorial Day.
The Military Banner Program allows families or individuals to nominate a military hero to be honored with a display, beginning on Memorial Day weekend each year. The Program is a way to express gratitude to the City’s hometown heroes and has had great community participation and support over the years. Counting this year’s honorees, there will be nearly 900 banners displayed along the major streets of Porterville, including 30 honorees killed in action (KIA) and 5 prisoners of war (POW). In support of this event, the Porterville City Council has authorized the temporary closure of Main Street between Thurman Avenue and Cleveland Avenue from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for the Ceremony. For more information about applying for the Military Banner Program or to see a full list of honorees, please visit the Parks & Leisure page on the City’s website at www.ci.porterville.ca.us.