Veteran Banner Program
Thank you for your interest in the City of Beavercreek's Veteran Banner Program! We have received an amazing response! Within just 3 weeks of posting the application, all 62 spots have been filled! Due to this amazing turnout, we are no longer accepting applications for this year's program. We are looking forward to honoring our local heroes and showcasing their banners along North Fairfield Road and Dayton-Xenia Road from Memorial Day to Veterans Day. If you missed out this year, we'd love to have you join us in honoring our veterans next year!
The City of Beavercreek's veteran banner program is a community pride program intended to recognize local veterans who have served in the U.S. military. The program will feature their military photo on full-color, double-sided banners and be hung on light poles located along North Fairfield and Dayton-Xenia Road.
There are a limited number of poles designated for the veteran banner program. Reservation for space will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 61 applicants during the application cycle. Once the program is full for the year, applicants must wait for the following program year cycle.
Banners will be displayed annually from Memorial Day through Veterans Day. After Veterans Day, the banners will be removed and made available for pick up by the applicant. Applicants will be notified when banners are available for pickup.
Those featured on the banners must be:
- A current resident or former resident of the City of Beavercreek, or must be an immediate family member of a current City of Beavercreek resident (e.g. spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandchild, or child-In-law).
- They must also be a military veteran of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, Space Force, or National Guard.
- Verification of military status (e.g., DD-214, etc.) will be required.
- Active duty service members are not currently eligible for this program due to the limited number of display locations.
The City of Beavercreek will oversee and administer the program, including, but not limited to, photo approvals, application guidelines and processing, fee structure, and program policy.
Completed applications will be accepted during a defined application period. The City of Beavercreek, Engineering Division, will receive and review applications for completeness during the application period. Upon a determination that the application is incomplete, the applicant will be notified and asked to submit any missing information.
- Verification of military status: DD-214, etc.
- High-resolution photo of service member: black and white or color portrait, at least 300 DPI and 5x7 or larger
- Payment made to the City of Beavercreek by cash, check, or credit card
The City will display banners on the designated 61 light poles located within the public right-of-way along North Fairfield and Dayton-Xenia Road. Generally, banners will be displayed along N. Fairfield Road between Lantz Road and Old Mill Lane and along Dayton-Xenia Road between Meadow Bridge Drive and N. Fairfield Road.
Banners will measure 18 inches by 42 inches and feature a full-color design with the service member’s name, military branch, military rank, years served, and photo (provided by the applicant). Banner information, including the military branch and the correct spelling of the service member’s name, will be taken directly from the application. The City is not responsible for misidentified military branches or misspellings submitted with the application.
Banners will be printed by a third-party vendor designated by the City to a minimum specification as defined by the City of Beavercreek Banner Policy. Prior to fabrication, the City will designate the banner design for the calendar year to include the service member’s information and photograph.
The cost of the banner, brackets, and installation will be $150 for the city's 2024 Veteran Banner Program. In future years the cost of the program will be reevaluated based upon the updated banner fabrication cost and other key factors.
The city will accept payments in the form of cash, checks, or credit cards. Checks should be made payable to the City of Beavercreek and the service member’s name should be written in the memo line. Additionally, the city allows credit card payments either over the phone or in-person; however, a $3 service fee will be applied to credit card transactions. If you choose to make your payment in-person, please bring it to the city’s engineering division, located on the first floor of Beavercreek City Hall at 1368 Research Park Drive.
Applications will be reviewed upon submission for completeness for the duration of the application period or the receipt of the first 61 eligible applications, whichever comes sooner. Applicants will be required to submit a completed application, along with payment in order to reserve space in the program.
For 2024, applications will be available January 16 and due by April 1, or until all available spots have been filled. Staff highly advises submitting your application at your earliest convenience, as limited spots are available and they are anticipated to be filled before the application deadline.
The City is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged banners (including damaged incurred by acts of nature and vandalism). Should damage occur and banners need repair, they will be removed and returned to the applicant. It will be if the applicant wishes to replace a damaged banner, they must receive formal permission from the City of Beavercreek and any replacement cost will be the applicant’s responsibility.