PLEASE NOTE: We are taking banner applications through December 31, 2019 and then the application process will CLOSE until such time the banners we have are in need of being replaced. Thank you to all banner sponsors for your support and commitment to this amazing project.
ABOUT THE PROJECT: The original goal was 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 of 208 banners representing 216 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.
THANK YOU... To the Garnett Community Foundation for their partnership.
GARNETT, KS: The public is invited to a special event each year to be held on the Thursday evening prior to Memorial Day Weekend at 7:00 p.m. on Oak Street, west of the Anderson County Courthouse lawn, to recognize the patriotic banner honorees. Please bring lawn chairs. In the event of inclement weather, the celebration will take place in the gymnasium at Garnett Elementary School, 403 W. Home Run Drive.
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 fifth phase of the project concluded at the end of April, 2019 with 208 honorees on 216 banners. 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 perhaps
until the end of July.
Special guest speaker for the 2019
celebration was Kristi Meid, Retired
Veteran and current Department of
Kansas VFW Auxiliary President.
Please see the PROGRAM for
scheduled activities during the
ceremony. Due to the threat of wet weather the event location was the Garnett Elementary School gymnasium.
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 Garnett Elementary School (USD 365), Everett Cox, the Garnett Area Community Band, American Legion, VFW, and American Legion Riders.
Honoring those who have served and keep us safe.
thank you to all sponsors for support of this project
Next Event: THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2020 - CELEBRATION OF SERVICE
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
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