OAK CREEK - To honor community members for their military service, the city is again collecting applications for the Drexel Town Square banner program.

The program displays banners throughout Drexel Town Square and is designed to "encourage the community of Oak Creek to honor and recognize military personnel that reside in the city," according to a posting on the city website.

Each banner displays a photo of the service person, their name, their rank, and the branch of armed forces in which they served. The banners go up for Memorial Day and are displayed until Labor Day.

They are then presented to honorees by the mayor at the Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony.

The application can be found on the city's website, www.oakcreekwi.org. Those eligible must consider Oak Creek their hometown, attend (or have a representative at) the banner presentation on Veterans Day; be currently serving and/or be in the reserves, Army/Air National Guard or Coast Guard; be a Wounded Warrior (medically discharged). or be a fallen service member, in which case the family accepts the banner.

A committee will choose who gets a banner based on both military and community service.

Questions can be directed to City Clerk Catherine Roeske at 414-766-7023 or croeske@oakcreekwi.org.

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