Applications needed for veterans banner project

The Lethbridge Legion is asking residents to submit an application for the Salute Our Veterans Banner project. The initiative will showcase veterans and their stories on light pole banners that will be displayed across the city. That will include the airport, City Hall, the legion, and the old train station. Glenn Miller, from the Veteran Banner Committee, says the project has filled applications for around half of the 91 spots. He also says 150 words are needed for a short biography to help bring that veteran to life through a special banner.

“And it’s not just the military service. Who was this person before they served or they came back? How did they contribute? And had three kids or whatever. There’s lots of stories to be had out there. A lot of veterans do not consider themselves veterans. It’s moving that measuring stick. Oftentimes you’ll hear modern day veteran. What does that really mean? Through Veterans Affairs, that means any veteran who served past Korea to present.”

The deadline to submit an application for the project is July 15th. The banners will be displayed starting October 1st and will run through Remembrance Day.

You can find more information on the project by going to

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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