HONOURING OUR VETERANS
The Honour our Veterans Banner Program is a new initiative of the Swift Current Museum a means to pay tribute to our local veterans and active service members. Similar to other successful banner programs already established across Canada, this program will be an ongoing legacy project. Through the displaying of the banners, we hope to engage the community in honouring and remembering local veterans through an initiative that will ensure continued recognition and respect throughout future generations.
Each banner will be in honour of a specific service person with a connection to Swift Current. It will include their name, era served, branch of service, photograph, and the name of the sponsor. The large, double sided, full colour banners will be displayed on lamp posts in and surrounding Memorial Park in Swift Current between October 1 and November 12 each year.
The Honour our Veterans Program will be funded through sponsorship of individual banners. The cost to sponsor a banner is $150.00. The banner will be displayed for three consecutive years. At the end of the three years the sponsor can choose to sponsor another three years, or can keep the banner as a family keepsake. The first installation of banners is slated for display in Memorial Park beginning October 2016, and it will be limited to 15-20 banners in this initial year.
Image: Veterans Banner designed by Town of Uxbridge, Ontario.
HOW TO SPONSOR A BANNER
Application forms will be available for pick up at the Swift Current Museum, and the City of Swift Current Office, or click here. Once completed, please bring the application form, along with a sponsorship cheque made payable to: Swift Current Museum – Honour our Veterans, and a high resolution 5”x7” portrait style photo of the service person in uniform to the Swift Current Museum to the attention of Cindy Hoskin. All hardcopies will be returned. Digital photos in pdf or similar format of 300 dpi or better can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submitting applications for this year’s installation is August 19, 2016. New submissions will be accepted yearly, as this will be an ongoing project that will no doubt grow over the next few years, as we honour all of our local veterans.
For more information contact the Swift Current Museum at 306-778-2775 or email: email@example.com.