Hartland again raising banners in tribute to area veterans

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Banners paying tribute to Hartland-area heroes take a prominent place in Hartland businesses on Monday, Nov. 1.

Gloria Foster and her small team will hang Remembrance Day banners honouring 50 area veterans in businesses throughout downtown Hartland and up the hill at businesses and offices around the ValuFoods location for the fifth straight year.

She said each year, the program which started in 2017 adds new banners.

“We have 10 new ones this year,” said Foster, as she, her husband Michael and Bev and John Fortin sorted the banners at the Hartland Legion Monday morning before delivering them around town.

Foster said the families of the 10 newest veterans included in the banner program could request a specific location. Otherwise, she added, they strive to put different banners at different sites each year.

Foster said she reached out to the business owners or management, asking permission to display their banners. She said businesses are always happy to participate, although she tries to stick to the high-traffic areas of town.

Foster said if the banner project keeps growing, they may have to reach out to businesses in the industrial park and elsewhere.

She said the banners will remain on display from Monday through Veterans Week until after Nov. 11.

Jim Dumville, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, River Valley Sun

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