THE GOAL: To have over 100 pole banners (similar to the picture on the left) representing service men and women of Anderson County on display on Garnett's town square, as well as US Highway 59, Highway 169 (6th Avenue), Main Street, Oak and Park Road.
UPDATE! Thanks to the amazing support by the many sponsors (family members and friends), there will be a total of139 banners representing 146 honorees that will fly in tribute to these military honorees in time for Memorial Day weekend and will remain on display through Independence Day, July 4. The banners will be removed for preservation on or after the end of July. This project is in conjunction with the Garnett Community Foundation with significant work performed by the Garnett Electric Distribution Department.
(This doesn't not count banner sponorships for 2018. Update coming soon!)
THANK YOU... To the Garnett Community Foundation for their partnership.
A special "Celebration of Service" honoring the individuals that are represented through the Project: Garnett Remembers patriotic pole banner project will be held tentatively on Thursday, May 24, 2018 (see 2017 ceremony pictures above). The celebration is the opening ceremony for the project. Information about this event will be announced very soon. Please watch this page, the Garnett Facebook page, and local newspapers.
Honoring those who have served and keep us safe.
The patriotic banners have been retired for the rest of the year (2017). The banners will be stored until prior to Memorial Day weekend, 2018.
City Hall is still taking tax deductible donations for maintenance and upkeep.The Electric Department is in the process of accessing additional streets to include in the project area. More information will be released soon on the opening of the application process for this project in 2018.
Streets marked in RED.
About the project
BANNER SPONSORSHIP for 2018 has now ended.
We began accepting applications for banners on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. The deadline for these applications was March 30, 2018. This will be the ONLY TIME that applications will be accepted in 2018. Thank you to everyone who supports this project. Donations for the long term upkeep of brackets and hardware is appreciated. You are welcome to still support this project by sending your tax deductible donations to:
Garnett Community Foundation
Garnett City Hall
ATTN: Garnett Remembers Project
P.O. Box H, 131 W. 5th Avenue
Garnett, KS 66032