Veterans Day occurs on November 11 every year in the United States in honor of the, “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918 that signaled the end of World War I. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans – living or dead – but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. Following are some important Veterans Day facts:
- In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the original name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day
- Veterans Day commemorates veterans of all wars
- 18.2 million living veterans served during at least one war as of 2018
- Of the 16 million Americans who served during World War II, about 496,777 were still alive as of 2018
- 2 million veterans served during the Korean War
- 7 million veterans served during the Vietman War
- 3 million veterans served in support of the War on Terrorism
- 9 percent of veterans are women
Source: Veterans Day Facts by History.com updated November 11, 2019
This November 11, become a Hometown Heroes Community and not only pay tribute to your veterans, but recognize all of your first responders and front-line healthcare providers battling to keep your hometown safe!
“As a veteran myself, I’m proud to work for a company that takes pride in recognizing not only our veterans, but first responders and front-line healthcare providers as well. I’m honored to assist families and communities make sure their loved-one’s and heroes are never forgotten!” John Gilbert, Rileighs Outdoor Decor.
Common questions we’re asked by our customers:
How do we get started with a program in our community?
A: We recommend a short phone call with one of our HTH specialists. Every community is unique. Your program should be as well. Our designers will work with you and walk you through every step of the process to create a fitting tribute to your Hometown Heroes.
Are the banners durable?
A: Absolutely! Our Hometown Heroes Banners are printed on durable vinyl, using only the best hardware: cast aluminum brackets and fiberglass arms with reinforced sleeves for ease of installation and longevity. They and are designed to withstand the best … and worst that Mother Nature throws our way.
Where are the Hometown Heroes Banners made?
A: We are an American-owned business. We employ veterans. And, of course, we sell banners that are, Made in the USA!
We make it easy as 1-2-3!
Our Hometown Heroes team is committed to your success and will coach you through every step of the process. From how to recruit volunteers and donors, to creating excitement in your community by using flyers and social media outlets, to providing ad layouts for your local newspaper. We offer the knowledge and resources to help you run a banner program your community will be proud of.
Step 1: Engage Your Community
An HTH Specialist will guide you through the process of setting up your program and communicating it throughout your hometown to recruit sponsors and volunteers to assist you. Go to our Website to reference our sample flyer and print advertisement for ideas on promoting the program throughout your community.
Step 2: Design, Production & Installation
Our designers will work with you and walk you through every step of the process to create a fitting tribute to your Hometown Heroes. We provide a vast library of design templates for you to choose from. Our banners are printed on durable vinyl, using only the best hardware: cast aluminum brackets and fiberglass arms with reinforced sleeves for ease of installation and longevity. Black powder coated brackets are also available for more decorative lampposts.
We provide the complete package of installation services to most of Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, and all of New Jersey and Delaware, including:
- Working with you to establish banner locations
- Handling mounting bracket installation (if needed)
- Installing banners for your hometown reveal
Step 3: Reveal & Celebrate
Bring your community together to share in the unveiling of your beautiful new banners. We’ll even provide FREE flags to make your celebration more festive.
And, if you are a first time customer, please be sure to let us know who referred you!
Rileighs Outdoor Decor has been specializing in commercial holiday decorations since 1921. Today, we deliver the best in LED lighting, Christmas trees and displays, Halloween decorations, smart lighting, fiberglass displays and more! And, we are the originator of the first Hometown Heroes Banner Program, displayed in Harrisburg, Pa. in 2006.