last chance opportunity
to sponsor a banner is december 31, 2020
2020 Banner Project Area Map now available. Click image.
THANK YOU... To the Garnett Community Foundation for their partnership.
GARNETT, KS: The public is invited to a special event to be held on Thursday, May 20, 2021. The Celebration of Service will begin at 7:00 p.m. on the Anderson County Courthouse lawn, to recognize the patriotic banner honorees. Please bring lawn chairs, and food and beverages if you wish.
This is a very special event that honors the individuals represented through the Project: Garnett Remembers, a patriotic pole banner project started in 2016. The sixth phase of the project held in 2020 included 255 banners, 262 honorees. This project has brought together residents and extended family members from across the United States to recognize the selfless sacrifices of these individuals whose faces adorn each banner.
Military men and women who have served the United States Air Force, Army, Army National Guard, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy with ties to Garnett and Anderson County are represented on these banners that will proudly fly from prior to Memorial Day weekend through Independence Day (July 4) and, at minimum, until the end of July.
The Celebration of Service is hosted by the City of Garnett. Banner honorees, their family, friends and the community is invited to attend and show support for those who serve and protect our freedom. City, County and State dignitaries are always invited.
The Garnett Remembers patriotic banner project is made possible through the Garnett Community Foundation and city staff, with great emphasis on the work performed by the Garnett Electric Department.
Special thanks to the City and County Commissions, Everett Cox, the Garnett Area Community Band, American Legion, VFW, and American Legion Riders.
GARNETT, KS - Project: Garnett Remembers is a patriotic pole
banner project the City of Garnett has undertaken to recognize
and honor those who have served or are currently serving in the
US Military. The project began in 2016 and to date has 262
honorees. The banner sponsorship campaign has been
extended and will end on December 31, 2020. Persons
interested in sponsoring a banner can stop by Garnett City Hall
or download the sponsorship form online via
www.simplygarnett.com. The cost to sponsor a two-sided, full
color banner is $250, and includes installation. Checks are to
be made payable to the Garnett Community Foundation. With
the sponsorship form, a photo of the individual to be honored
must be submitted. The pictures will be scanned and returned. Photos should be no less than 300 dpi, if possible.
Again, the deadline to sponsor is December 31, 2020 or until we reach 300 banners. Banners that are sponsored will be on display from just before Memorial Day until the end of July, annually, until such time the condition of the banners are such that they will need to be replaced. Each year a special "Celebration of Service" event will be held the Thursday prior to Memorial Day to honor of those who serve and protect us and to commemorate this project. The names of each banner honoree will be read aloud.
“As we reach the 300-banner mark, we have chosen to close the application process at the end of this year. This project has received overwhelming response. It is a substantial, labor intensive task for the City’s 4-man electric crew”, says project administrator Susan Wettstein. “City employees are very proud and honored to be a part of this project.”
Persons having questions about the project can contact Susan Wettstein at Garnett City Hall, 785.448.5496, option 7; email: email@example.com.
Next event - celebration of service, may 20, 2021
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
highlights from the 2020 Celebration of service
THANK YOU TO ALL SPONSORS
AND SUPPORTERS OF THIS
PROJECT. IF IT WERE NOT FOR
YOUR GENEROSITY THIS SHOW OF
AMERICAN PRIDE WOULD NOT BE