La Crescenta Town Council representatives on Sept. 6 signed contracts for the production of the first set of banners to honor local hometown heroes serving in the military.
The banners – similar to those flying along streets in other local communities, such as Glendora and Burbank – are being paid for by local merchants, organizations and individuals. The banners will bear the name and photo of La Crescenta and Montrose service men and women, as well as those who attended Crescenta Valley High School. The two-foot-by-five-foot banners also will display the name of the sponsoring party.
The first 16 banners will be hanged on alternating light poles, beginning on the north side of Foothill Boulevard at Pennsylvania Avenue, and going east along the boulevard. Leaving every other light pole vacant will allow the banners to remain up, even when flags are placed on the other light poles for significant holidays, such as Veteran’s Day, said Frank Beyt, a Crescenta Valley Town Council member who spearheaded the effort to hang hometown hero banners in La Crescenta.