VFW wants to honor “Hometown Heroes” with new banner program

HONORING OUR VETERANS–The Red Bud VFW Post and Auxiliary recently started the Hometown Heroes Banner Program which features local veterans on a banner in front of the VFW Post. The first featured veteran is Walter Rowold (seated in front). Pictured with Rowold are: VFW Commander Clarence Nail, VFW Senior Vice Clyde Rowold, VFW member Rich Langrehr and VFW Quartermaster Larry Ehlers.

A new program to honor local veterans has been started by the Red Bud VFW.

VFW Commander Clarence Nail noted that the VFW Auxiliary came up with the idea of banners to honor area veterans, and the VFW Post took on the project.

With a donation from Chris Durbin and help from the City of Red Bud, a new lamp post was set up out front of the Post Home on South Main Street. On this lamp post, the VFW will feature tribute banners to honor past or present members of the armed forces.

Banners will feature photos of veterans, as well as their full name, rank, branch of military and years in the service. Each will be displayed for a minimum of two months. 

For more on this program, please see this week’s print edition.