City employee Robert McMillan installed the Veterans Salute banners downtown last week. He was assisted by fellow employee Thomas Brown, not pictured
Red, white and blue banners, each spotlighting a local Veteran, their branch of service and the years served, were installed last week and are now on display on the lampposts throughout downtown Donalsonville.
The Downtown Donalsonville Development Authority (DDA) announced earlier this year its campaign to spotlight and salute Seminole County’s military veterans in a grand way. The initial plan of the DDA was to have as many banners as possible in place and waving in all their glory from downtown’s lampposts by May, the month of Memorial Day. Going forward plans are to fly the banners each year saluting our local military
heroes for Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Veterans Day.
As of last week banners have been ordered and displayed for the following Seminole County veterans: Zach M. Alday, Rufus Ray “Happy” Croom, Mac Tedder, Sidney H. Shingler, Eugene Hornsby, John Winston Blue, Isaac Harris, Ronald Baxley, Gerald K. Lane, Sr., Tori D. Gravlee, Harvey E. Wynn, James H. Miller, Terry Phillips, Hiram Roberts, Matthew B. Houston, David P. Hodges, Don Harrison, James Whitaker, and Royce Davis.
If you would like to join the colorful salute and add your veteran to the list of honorees, the banners can be purchased for a cost of $150. All interested Veterans, or friends and family members of local Veterans, are invited and encouraged to participate in the campaign. To place an order and purchase a personalized banner all you have to do is deliver a photo, the name of the Veteran, branch of service and years served to Signs and Stuff located at 130 East Second Street in downtown Donalsonville. For questions or additional information you can call them at (229) 309-3799.