Continuing to honor our veterans

West Virginians have been known to be among some of the most willing people to step forward when it comes to serving in the nation’s military.

The state also continuously finds ways to honor and remember that service, not only on designated holidays, but throughout the year.

The latest such recognition is taking place in Wellsburg, where 129 banners will be on display along state Route 2 and select city streets. Each banner will include the picture of a veteran from the Brooke County community, as well as information on their military service.

Organized by the Hometown Heroes Committee of the Brooke County Veterans Memorial Park Foundation, these banners are the latest to join our local tributes. Similar projects have been undertaken in Weirton, Follansbee, Chester and New Cumberland over the years, often going on display between Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

We thank the members of the Hometown Heroes Committee for their efforts in putting this project together, as well as Main Street Bank for its support through the donation of brackets to assist in hanging the banners.

The service of our veterans should be remembered by all, and we’re certain this latest tribute will continue to grow.


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