Hometown Banner Program

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Hometown Banner Program

The City of Coronado is hosting its first live Hometown Heroes Banner ceremony in two years on Saturday, Nov. 6, and encourages the community to attend. Thirteen Hometown Heroes will be honored with banners hung along Third and Fourth streets, the City’s “Avenue of Heroes” from Orange Avenue to Naval Air Station North Island. The ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Coronado High School Performing Arts Center, 650 D Ave. Due to the pandemic, the City postponed the spring 2020 event due and held the next two virtually. 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 shown live on Coronado TV and livestreamed on the City's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/CityofCoronado92118. If you would like to nominate someone, get more details on the Nov. 6 ceremony or watch archived ceremonies, visit CommentCoronado.org or read more here.

Ellinger Banners

The ceremony will be broadcast on the City's Facebook page.

Hometown Banner Program – Honoring Coronado Veteran

Avenue of Heroes Logo

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. 

Hometown Banner Program Brochure

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. 

Hometown Banner Recipient Biographies

2021 | Spring 2021, Fall 2021

2020 | CANCELED, Fall 2020

2019 | Spring 2019, Fall 2019

2018 | Spring 2018, Fall 2018

2017 | Spring 2017Fall 2017

2016 | Spring 2016
Fall 2016

2015 | Spring 2015Fall 2015

Hometown Banner Nomination Form

Nominee Eligibility

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 US 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.



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