City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas has announced the revealing of the Veteran Hometown Hero Banner Program.
Veteran banners are being hung up at the North Tonawanda City Market on the corner of Robinson and Payne Avenue. The veteran banners, hung by Mark Daigler, North Tonawanda's traffic maintenance supervisor, and his team, designed a sign to highlight veterans who served in the military.
The anchor of the Veteran Banner Program at the market is LCPL Timothy G. Serwinowski, who was killed in action in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In addition, the other banners selected by the American Legion Sikora Post 1322 under a grant by Niagara County are MM2 Stephen Sikora, U.S. Navy; Sgt. John Lukasik, U.S. Army Air Corps; and PFC Stanley Maziarz, U.S. Army.
The banners will have a picture along with the name of the servicemen and women who are veterans of military service to complement the current hometown hero's banners of active duty service members who lived in North Tonawanda. According to the Got your 6 campaign, veterans contribute to communities by voting more often and volunteering more of their time more than the average citizen thereby strengthening communities.
"This is our humble way to honor their service to our country," said Pappas. The Veteran Banner Program was coordinated by both Niagara County and North Tonawanda legislators: Niagara County Legislator Rich Andres and North Tonawanda Aldermen-at-Large Bob Pecoraro, who is also a veteran.
The banners cost a total of $162. If a resident would like further information on the Hometown Heroes Banner program, call the mayor's office at 716-695-8540.