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Military Banner Program

Banner Ceremony

May 24, 2019
12:00 pm
Centennial Park

To commemorate the unveiling of the banners each year, the City of Porterville hosts a Military Banner Ceremony and invite new honorees and their families as well as the community.  This year, we will proudly honor 175 individuals with new banners.  That brings our total number of honorees to 416 after four years of the program.

About the Program

Application Period:  January 2- March 1, 2019

The Military Banner Program was started in 2016 for the Porterville area as a way to honor both current and past military personnel for their service to the nation and community.  The banner acts as a public expression of gratitude that pays tribute to the courage, commitment, and heroism displayed by individuals who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Loved ones may nominate a military hero to be honored with a banner that will show the individual’s name and photo.  Individuals may also self-nominate for the program. 

The banners will be displayed on major streets throughout the City.  They will be raised for Memorial Day and lowered after Veterans Day.  See sample banner >>

Nomination Criteria

To qualify for the program, the following criteria must be met:

  • The honoree is a current or past member of the United States Armed Forces
  • The honoree is a current or past resident within the Porterville area 
  • The honoree's discharge from military service must be honorable


  1. Submit completed nomination form along with a military photo of the service person.  Digital photographs with a resolution of 300 dpi or higher will also be accepted and are preferred.
  2. The cost of the banner is $105 and shall be the responsibility of the applicant.  The City will sponsor and waive the banner fee for any nomination that is submitted on behalf of local military personnel that were killed in action (KIA).
  3. Nominations will be accepted January 2- March 1. 
  4. Banners will be raised for Memorial Day and lowered after Veterans Day.
  5. Honorees will be included in the Staff Informational Reports section of the City Council agenda prior to the banner being raised.
  6. Once the integrity of the banner has diminished over time, it will be removed and presented to the sponsor and/or honoree.  The sponsorship can be renewed with the fee for a new banner.

Interactive Map

Click Here for a map showing banner locations and the banners themselves! Simply place your cursor over the markers for information.

Program Flyer  //  FAQ

(559) 782-7521

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