The Village of Glenview, in partnership with the Joseph M. Sesterhenn American Legion Post 166, is proud to salute those who honorably serve(d) in the United States Armed Forces.
This program is intended to honor and recognize the men and women from the Village of Glenview who have served in any branch of the US Armed Forces and protected our nation. Whether in time of war or peace, veterans and service members performed a critical role in protecting our nation, preserving our democracy, and defending the ideals we hold dear. The Glenview Hometown Heroes Program allows those who serve(d) to be honored by having a boulevard banner placed on a municipal utility pole in the heart of Downtown Glenview.
How to Nominate a Service Member
Persons desiring to have a banner created and displayed should complete a Hometown Heroes Banner Application, submit a photo and signed release, and provide military verification (DD214, military ID, orders, etc.). Applicants may contact the Village of Glenview or American Legion for questions on the program and/or to initiate the application process.
Applications and supporting materials can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31 annually. Loved ones are encouraged to submit applications to honor veterans who have passed away.
Every nomination must include the following to be considered:
- Hometown Heroes Banner Application and Signed Release
- High-Resolution (if available) photograph of the service member in uniform
- Military Verification (DD214, military ID, orders, etc.)
In addition to serving in the a branch of the armed forces, nominees should have spent a significant portion of their life in Glenview. Final decisions on selecting honorees will be at the discretion of American Legion Post 166.
The Village will fund this program and is committed to purchasing 10 banners each year. Priority will be given to members currently serving. Should the Village/American Legion receive more than 10 applications, consideration will be given in the order received with remaining applications given priority the following year.
Each banner will be uniform in size, color and content and include the service member’s name, image, and branch of service. Once an application is received, it will be reviewed by members from American Legion Post 166 for approval. If approved, Village staff will be advised, and staff will work with the selected vendor to have the banner created.
For questions on this program, contact the American Legion – Post 166 Post Commander Kirk Reasoner at email@example.com or contact Ben Wiberg, Assistant to the Village Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.