Orland Park Hometown Heroes Banner Program

Village of Orland Park Unveils Hometown Heroes Banner Program
Posted on 11/13/2020

ORLAND PARK, IL (November 12, 2020) The Village of Orland Park proudly announces the Orland Park Hometown Heroes Banner Program. This promotion is designed to honor current or former residents of Orland Park who have served or are currently serving our country in any branch of the military.


“We are happy to be able to honor Orland Park’s veterans by offering the Orland Park Hometown Heroes Banner Program for the first time,” said Mayor Keith Pekau. “Those who venture down Ravinia Avenue will be able to see first-hand, all of the many Orland Park heroes who bravely served our great nation and safeguarded our freedoms.”


The cost to sponsor a banner is $150 and includes production and placement by the Village for a one-season display period in 2021 between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. The fee is reduced to $100 for those whose names are engraved on the Village’s memorial wall. All proceeds directly benefit area veterans.


Applications will be accepted from November 11, 2020 – March 1, 2021. All banners will be displayed from approximately Memorial Day through Veterans Day in a single year. The banners will be hung on Ravinia Avenue from 143rd to 159th Street. If requested, banners that are removed at the end of the one year period, will be provided to the applicant. Each banner will be 24” W x 48” H.


To order an Orland Park Hometown Heroes Banner, please fill out an application available at the Frederick T. Owens Village Hall located at 14700 S. Ravinia Ave. or visit www.orlandpark.org and download the registration form. Completed forms can be dropped-off or mailed to Village of Orland Park, Attn: Veterans Commission, 14700 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, IL 60462 no later than March 1, 2021. Display locations are limited, and applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Hometown Hero Honorees must be current or past Orland Park residents. Applicants must have served in the following U.S. branches of service: Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, and/or Coast Guard.


Submitted photos must be clear and in good condition. Digital photos will also be accepted.

It is preferred that the applicant is in uniform in the photo, but it is not required. The original photo will be returned.


For more information about the program or for assistance, please contact Orland Park Veterans Commission Coordinator Darryl Wertheim at 708/403-6115.