HINTON, WV (WOAY) – Hinton looks a bit more patriotic after a group of volunteers got to work this morning.
In all, 31 veterans are on display on and around Temple Street. The banners display the Veterans’ name, picture and details about their service. Tim Wheeler with the Veterans’ Museum says the project couldn’t have been done without the support of Mayor Joe Blankenship.
If you have a veteran you’d like to honor, it’s not too late.
“Contact me, get an application, fill it out, send me a picture and then we’ll finalize it,” said Wheeler. “It costs $125 per banner and it’ll be up for two years. We’ll put them up until June, take them down and put them back up in November for Veterans’ Day.”
Among the veterans on display is Aaron Crook, a Princeton police officer that died in the line of duty three years ago.
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