Sunbury looks to honor more veterans

SUNBURY — The city of Sunbury is looking to honor local veterans again this year.  The 2013 Hometown Veterans Banner Program has begun, and Sunbury Revitalization Incorporated is looking to hang more banners than ever.

Meghan Beck is president of SRI.  She explained the importance of these high flying banners across the city. “It’s a really heartwarming program where individuals get to honor their families and share the pride that they have of their family members in the city.  Although, there are also many banners that are sponsored by corporations in the city or other non-profit groups,” she said.

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Jess Runkle is the Elm Street Manager.  She explained how you can get involved.  “We need you to fill out an application.  We also need a photo, preferably somebody in uniform.  However, if they are not in uniform, a photo from the era of service would be great,” she said.  “Then, once I receive all of that, I put it into a program on the computer and we create mockups.  New this year, we can also add honors and medals on the sides of the banners.”

The banners program honors both active-duty and veteran soldiers, airmen, and marines with ties to NorthumberlandCounty.  If you are interested in honoring a hometown hero, you can find more information online at www.sripa.com.  Beck and Runkle were guests on WKOK’s Wednesday On The Mark program.  You can hear that program online at www.wkok.com.  (Codi Jade)