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Harrisburg Pennsylvania

The PA Hometown Heroes banner campaign was kicked off with an opening ceremony held on May 12, 2007 in the Soldiers Grove area of the Capital Complex in Harrisburg. Over 400 family members joined by the public and representatives of various civic groups were in attendance. Our mission is to honor our loved ones who have died in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), and the Global War on Terror.

Each PA HOMETOWN HEROES banner features a soldier who has paid the ultimate sacrifice, along with their name, rank and military branch, age, hometown, date and location of his or her death, and unit. The 4 by 8 foot all weather vinyl banners will hang from the lighting poles in downtown Harrisburg from April to the end of October 2007. Each Hero's page on this web site shows the map location of his/her banner. Click on that link to see a map of that section of the city with banner location marked. You can print the map and take it with you when you visit or stop in the Visitors Center at the southeast corner of 2nd and Market and pick up a map of the city with all the banners marked along with many other Harrisburg points of interest.

The families of the service members listed at the left have chosen to participate in the Pennsylvania Hometown Heroes banner program. You can click on a name to see a photo of the service member and an image of the banner.

A few families joined the program after the cut off date to produce the banners. For those families, and those that are lost until the banners come down we are producing a poster similar to the banner which will be displayed in the Harrisburg Visitors Center at 22 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA.

If your loss is recent and you wish to participate contact me when you are ready. If you earlier decided not to participate and have reconsidered, again, contact me. We would like to honor all Pennsylvania's Hometown Heroes.

A list of all Pennsylvania Heroes can be found on the All Heroes page. This list includes all those lost from Pennsylvania whether they are participating in the banner program or not.