"Hometown Heroes" of Scotch Plains-Fanwood Banner Program

Scotch Plains/Fanwood Hometown Heroes: Instructions to Applicants


St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church, in partnership with the Township of Scotch Plains, the Borough of Fanwood, American Legion Post 209 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10122, is seeking to honor our local veterans and those currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. The banner program will recognize those Veterans (living and deceased) and Active Military personnel who live or have lived in Scotch Plains or Fanwood. Join us as the community comes together to celebrate our “hometown heroes”. 


Our aim is to line the main streets of Scotch Plains and Fanwood on Veterans Day and Memorial Day with banners, including the name, photograph, branch of service and years of service of each veteran. Families can honor their loved ones by submitting an application and photo. 


Eligibility Requirements

Individuals are eligible to participate if they are serving or have served in any one of the following branches of the United States Armed Forces: 

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Coast Guard
  • Marines
  • Navy
  • Merchant Marines
  • Women Airforce Service Pilots (World War II)


Are active duty, retired, honorably discharged or killed in action. Deceased individuals may be honored by their families. Submit a copy of the individual’s “DD Form 214” (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or other official documentation confirming the individual’s military service. Are current or former residents of Scotch Plains or Fanwood.


In 2018, the program will be limited to the first 100 applicants that meet the eligibility requirements. The Township of Scotch Plains and the Borough of Fanwood reserve the right to remove a banner for any reason.  Please complete the SPF Hometown Heroes Application and return no later than September 10, 2018.  You will find the application linked at the bottom of this page. 


No Cost to Participate!

This program will be funded by private donations. There is no fee to participate. A tax-deductible donation can be made by: 

For more information, contact Elaine at (908) 322-5192, Ext 141 or by email at SPFheroes@gmail.com


Thank you for your service!

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