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Avenue Of The Heroes Ceremony Held Nov. 2

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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 11:38 am

Nearly 400 people gathered in Coronado on Saturday, Nov. 2, to celebrate the City’s 10th class of Hometown Heroes. This year’s celebration honored 15 heroes for their service to our country. Five members of the current class were in attendance and every hero had representatives from their families and friends. The current series honors 14 Navy and one Army veteran but the program recognizes all branches of military service.

The Avenue of Heroes program was launched in May 2015 with 18 banners and ceremonies are held twice yearly. To date, 162 heroes have been recognized. Honorees who have received a banner on the corridor include America’s first aviator James Doolittle, President George H.W. Bush, several POWs along with many well-known local honorees who grew up and attended Coronado schools. Make no doubt about it, every hero’s service is honored and appreciated by the City of Coronado and the Avenue of Heroes is a reminder that Coronado has a rich history and legacy of service to country. In a town known for its military presence, Coronado has plenty of candidates.

The city funds all the costs for the program and volunteers from the VFW, the Coronado Historical Association, and the Avenue of Heroes Neighborhood Association oversee its operation.

To be considered for the Hometown Banner Program, a completed nomination form must be submitted to the City. Nominations are accepted continuously, there is no deadline or cut-off date. Nominees for banners shall be past or present residents of Coronado who served or are serving honorably in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Nominations are reviewed by the Hometown Banner Committee. Hometown Banners are suspended from street light poles on Third and Fourth streets between Orange Avenue and Alameda Boulevard. New banners are installed every six months on or about Veterans Day (November) and Memorial Day (May). The newest banners were installed last week in time for the ceremony and Veterans Day.

For more information, contact 619-522-7335 or visit coronado.ca.us and search for Hometown Hero.

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