Morris Township Launches Hometown Heroes Program to Honor Local Veterans
Morris Township, NJ — In a heartwarming tribute to local veterans and service members, Morris Township has partnered with American Legion Post 59 and the Morristown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to launch the Morris Township Hometown Heroes Program.
"I am excited to announce that Morris Township is partnering with American Legion Post 59 and the Morristown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to recognize, honor, and pay tribute to our local veterans and servicemembers through the Morris Township Hometown Heroes Program," said Morris Township Mayor Mark Gyorfy
This initiative aims to recognize and honor the township's local veterans and servicemembers through commemorative banners displayed during the months of May and November each year, coinciding with Memorial Day and Veterans Day. The banners will be proudly showcased on light poles at the Township Municipal Building, Ginty Field, Dwyer Lane, and Convent Station.
"We invite all veterans, families of living or deceased veterans, or current servicemembers that reside or have resided in Morris Township to submit an application for a banner honoring our hometown heroes," says Mayor of Morris Township, Mark Gyorfy.
Residents can participate in this endeavor by donating $200 to American Legion Post 59 to create a banner; families or individuals wishing to honor a veteran but unable to make a financial commitment may also be eligible to receive a banner through sponsorship. The township encourages sponsorships from individuals, families, organizations, and businesses to support the production of these banners.
Applications for banners are now open, reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to apply for a banner to be printed for Veterans Day 2023 is September 15, 2023.
The application procedure includes submitting an application form, a $200 check payable to American Legion Post 59, and a military portrait of the veteran or service member.