Hometown Banner Program

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Hometown Banner Program

Avenue of Heroes Spring Ceremony: The City and Avenue of Heroes Committee held the most recent Avenue of Heroes Banner Dedication Ceremony virtually on May 22, 2021. The event honors local active or retired service members with a reading of their service biographies along with a display of photos of their military careers. The City is proud to sponsor the program. Fourteen Hometown Heroes were honored as part of the program’s Group 12. Banners for each are now installed along Third and Fourth streets between Orange Avenue and Alameda Boulevard, Coronado’s official Avenue of Heroes. The City, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2422, the Avenue of Heroes Neighborhood Association, the Avenue of Heroes Committee and the Coronado Historical Association worked to develop the Hometown Hero Banner program in 2014 to recognize those who call or have called Coronado home and who have honorably served their country. The event holds two ceremonies each year, in the spring and fall. Click here to watch the video. Find out how to nominate someone you know by clicking here.

Banner Samples

Click here or on the image below to view the May 22, 2021, program.

Click here or on the image below to view the Nov. 7, 2020, program.

Avenue of Heroes Hometown Banner Ceremony - Nov. 2, 2019 Event
Click here to view event photos.

Click here to view the Nov. 2, 2019, Event Program.

Hometown Banner Program – Honoring Coronado Veterans

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

2019 | Spring 2019, Fall 2019

2018 | Spring 2018, Fall 2018

2017 | Spring 2017Fall 2017

2016 | Spring 2016Fall 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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