New light pole banners honoring Johnstown’s past and present service members of the US Armed Forces were hung in Historic Downtown Johnstown and at the 2534 Johnstown Plaza area the week before Memorial Day. These banners, placed along Parish Ave, Charlotte St., Thompson Parkway, and Ronald Reagan Blvd, will be up around Town until Veteran’s Day.
Johnstown, CO – May 26, 2022 – Next time you are in Historic Downtown Johnstown or up at the 2534 Johnstown Plaza area, make sure to look up! There are new banners hanging from the light poles a feature of the Town’s new Johnstown Honors Program. The Johnstown Honors Program was launched in November 2021 and is a banner program created to honor past and present Johnstown service members of the US Armed Forces.
Since November 2021, residents of Johnstown have had the opportunity to apply on behalf of themselves or a service member to appear on a banner. 33 service members are being honored through the Town’s Johnstown Honors program in the 2022 banner hanging year and their banners can be seen throughout Town today.
The purpose of the Johnstown Honors Banner Program is to honor Johnstown’s past and present service members in the true form and fashion of what makes Johnstown so great – community.
“This community is full of service-minded people, it is one of the things that makes us Johnstown,” said Mayor Gary Lebsack. “I am proud of our new Johnstown Honors banner program because I am proud of those who served this community and this country in the US Armed Forces.”
Residents can expect to see the banners for those that Johnstown honors throughout the summer and well into fall as banners will be taken down just after Veteran’s Day. As Memorial Day quickly approaches, these banners give residents, businesses, and visitors a chance to reflect as they walk or drive through Town.
“This program gives us all the opportunity to think about what service to this country, and to our neighbors means,” continues Lebsack. “It challenges us to continue to be the community that really does care.
For more information and to see the Johnstown Honors Online Exhibit, visit johnstown.colorado.gov/JohnstownHonorsOnline.
Jamie Barker, Communications Manager