City of Temple Launches Hometown Hero Banner Program to Honor Local Veterans

TEMPLE, TX (August 31, 2023)  The City of Temple is proud to announce the launch of the Hometown Hero banner program, an initiative designed to recognize and honor the brave men and women of Temple who are serving, have served, or have made the ultimate sacrifice in the United States Armed Forces. This program provides an opportunity for the community to show its appreciation for these dedicated individuals and their families.

40 banners featuring the faces of Temple's military Hometown Heroes, will be prominently displayed on streetlight poles in Downtown Temple at the Santa Fe Plaza.

To be eligible for the program individuals must be currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard) or be veterans who were honorably discharged or gave their life in service. Additionally, the individual must be, or have been, a permanent resident of Temple at some point or have an immediate family member (spouse, parent, legal guardian, grandparent, child, or sibling) currently residing in Temple.

Applications to recognize the Veterans Day holiday will be accepted from July 17 to September 5, cost is $75 per banner.

For more information on the Hometown Hero banner program, including application details and submission requirements, please visit the City of Temple's official website at