The Village of Machesney Park’s Military Banner Program recognizes selfless individuals that are serving active duty in the United States Armed Forces. Up to 16 honorary banners will be displayed in the median on N. Second St., south of Harlem Rd.
In order to participate in this program, sponsors can file an application and a photo of the honoree, along with a $150 fee for the cost of printing and hanging the banner. Eligible honorees are current, active duty military that either live in Machesney Park or that have family members living in Machesney Park. Sponsors are responsible for providing complete information regarding the honoree and an official military color portrait of the service-person in his or her uniform for display on the banner in a digital format with a resolution of 300 dpi or higher.
After approximately one-year, the banners will be returned to the sponsors for personal use. Click here to download an application form. Applications can be mailed or delivered in person at Village Hall to:
Village of Machesney Park
Attn: Military Banner Program
300 Roosevelt Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Applications will be reviewed and processed on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact the Village at 815-877-5432.