Hometown Banner Program
The City of Coronado is planning for the next Hometown Heroes Banner ceremony on May 21, 2022. The City will honor its own "hometown heroes" with banners hung along Third and Fourth streets, the City's "Avenue of Heroes" from Orange Avenue to Naval Air Station North Island, and with a celebration of their military careers. The ceremonies are open to the community. The ceremony will be held at 10:30 am at the Coronado High School Performing Arts Center, 650 D Avenue The City, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2422, the Avenue of Heroes Neighborhood Association, the Hometown Banner Committee and the Coronado Historical Association worked together to develop the Hometown Hero Banner program in 2014 to recognize veterans or active duty service members who live or have lived in Coronado. The ceremony will be rebroadcast on Coronado TV. If you would like to nominate someone, get more details on the May 21 ceremony or watch archived ceremonies, visit the Commend Coronado website.
The Hometown Banner Program is a military service recognition program sponsored by the City of Coronado. Nominations are accepted on a continuing basis and anyone is encouraged to nominate a deserving veteran – living or deceased – that has honorably served their country.
The Hometown Banners honoring Coronado Veterans are displayed along Third and Fourth Streets from Orange Avenue to Naval Air Station North Island, which has been designated the Avenue of Heroes by the City of Coronado.
Read more in the Hometown Banner Program Brochure (PDF).
Hometown Banner Recipient Biographies
- 2021 Spring
- 2021 Fall
- 2020 Fall
- 2019 Spring (PDF)
- 2018 Spring (PDF)
- 2018 Fall (PDF)
- 2017 Spring (PDF)
- 2017 Fall (PDF)
- 2016 Spring (PDF)
- 2016 Fall (PDF)
- 2015 Spring (PDF)
- 2015 Fall (PDF)
Nominees for banners shall be past or present residents of Coronado - living or deceased - who served or are serving honorably in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. For purposes of satisfying the residency requirement, an individual shall be considered a resident of Coronado if they presently reside or previously resided within the City limits of Coronado, including being stationed at Naval Base Coronado. Proof of military service may be documented in many ways, including, but not limited to, a copy of their DD Form 214, an individual's release from active duty record, or an individual's active duty record. Proof of prior or current residency in Coronado shall be provided to the satisfaction of the selection Committee. Proof of residency may take many forms depending on available documentation.
Placement and Removal of Banners
The Hometown Banners are hung from street light poles on Third and Fourth Street between Orange Avenue and Alameda Boulevard. If sufficient applications are received new banners are typically installed every six months on or about Veterans Day (November) and Memorial Day (May). In November or May, those being honored and their families are invited to a recognition ceremony. Once the banners are retired they are made available to the honoree and/or their family as a keepsake.