The City of West Melbourne’s Hometown Heroes program honors residents who are actively serving in the U.S. Armed Forces or are veterans, as well as deceased veterans who were immediate family members of current residents, and who had close ties to West Melbourne in life. To celebrate Veterans Day, the City will display Hometown Heroes street pole banners along West New Haven Avenue between Circle Drive and Interstate 95. The banners will include the honoree’s name, branch of service, era of service, and photograph.
To qualify for a banner, honorees must be either:
• a current City of West Melbourne resident who is a United States Armed Forces active duty or honorably discharged service member; or
• a deceased veteran who is the immediate family member of a current City of West Melbourne resident, and who had close ties to the City. Immediate family members include wife or husband, son or daughter, mother or father, or grandson or granddaughter.
Qualified nominees will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. In order to have a banner included in the 2022 Veteran’s Day display, the nomination must be received by September 16.