By Jennifer Madrigal
Eastvale – The Eastvale Community Foundation (ECF) has begun the process of ordering and hanging new Military banners in the City. They recently replaced all the old mountings on 43 poles with heavy duty, hinged hardware that will help support the banners through our strong winds; and they removed all the broken banner arms. They also adjusted all the banners – including nine new tributes – to the height of 14 feet from the street. This adjusted height should eliminate the possibility of trucks hitting the lower arms.
The ECF has hired the Dekra-Lite company to produce the banners. The new material consists of two banners sewn together to provide extra durability.
Greg Coker – a recently retired Army Master Sergeant and new ECF board member – is now managing the program. While some of the details of the program are still being finalized, applications for the banners are available on the City’s website.
The ECF will be replacing banners previously removed due to damage, provided the individual is still in active military duty (which is the qualifier for all banners).
While the replacement of all previously removed banners will take some time to be mounted, the ECF is hoping to complete installations every few months. Going forward, newly approved banners will be set up with the next scheduled installation, once manufacturing is completed.
The ECF is very excited to be handling this program. “Honoring our military personnel is something that we are passionate about. Seeing all the nice, neat banners hanging proudly along Archibald fills my heart with pride,” said ECF Executive Director, Sharyn Link.
For more information about the Military Banner Program visit http://www.eastvaleca.gov.