Hometown Heroes Banner Program

In 2011 the Bel Air Downtown Alliance introduced the Hometown Heroes Banner Program to honor men and women from the Harford County area who have served or are currently serving our country in a branch of the military or first responder. Each unique banner includes the soldier or first responder’s picture, branch of service and era of service. The banners are 24″ wide and 44″ tall and include sponsor’s name, prominently displayed at the bottom.

Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, the Bel Air Downtown Alliance has decided to extend the 2020 Hometown Heroes Banner program application. We will accept 10 more applicants to this round. Please fill out the application below and someone will reach out in regards to acceptance and payment. The current Hometown Hero Banners will be displayed during the service holidays for the years 2020, 2021 and 2022. The Bel Air Downtown Alliance will make the banners available for pick up at the end of the 3 year program. All banners not picked up within 30 days will be discarded.

We encourage you to visit Downtown Bel Air and to see the Heroes banners proudly displayed.


    Business/Family Name (as it should appear on banner)

    Contact Name

    Relationship to Hometown Hero

    Your Email

    Street Address



    Zip Code

    Phone Number

    Full Name of Person in Photo

    Branch of Military


    Is this veteran alive, deceased, KIA or POW/MIA?

    Please select the era of service.

    Please attach a high quality photo on the Hometown Hero in military uniform. If the image is too large to be attached, please send it in a separate email to belairmainstreet@gmail.com.

    Photo Release Consent
    I hereby grant the Bel Air Downtown Alliance permission to use the attached photo (which includes a likeness of myself or of my relative/friend) with respect to the Hometown Hero Banner Program without payment or other consideration.

    Additional comments

    2020 Hometown Hero Banner Honorees