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To verify active military status, please visit the Department of Defense website and submit a copy of the verification page with your application. If a military veteran, please include a copy of the Veteran’s DD214. If you are unable to locate the DD214, you may apply for a copy by visiting the National Archives website.
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The deadline for submitting an application, photo, and payment is April 15. Banners will be hung prior to Memorial Day and therefore, time for production and installation are required. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited.
An official military photo is required to be scanned and sent in electronically at 150 dpi at 100 %. If you are unsure how to accomplish this, please take the photo into a printing company and they can scan the photo for you at the required resolution. Hardcopy photos will not be accepted.
There are a limited number of pole locations. If there are less applications received than pole locations, the City may open the application process to those individuals in adjacent communities, if they would like to participate.
Yes, applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
Yes. The Military/Veteran Banner Program will be an annual Program. If you miss this year’s cycle, please apply next year.
Yes. After Veteran’s Day, all banners will be taken down, and applicants or honorees will be presented their banner at a future City Council meeting or scheduled event; location, time and date to be determined. If applicant is unable to attend scheduled presentation, the applicant may pick up the banner at City Hall.
The cost covers one 24” x 48” high quality, vinyl picture banner and streamer. This includes design, production, as well as installation of the banner. The hardware for mounting and display, are included at no cost. The hardware remains the property of the City of Coalinga. How do I pay for the banner? A check must be made out to: City of Coalinga and submitted with the application. The name of the honoree should be written on the check in the memo section.
Yes. The City of Coalinga will cover the cost of the banners for veterans killed in action. There is an annual cap of ten banners and applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.