The mission of the Summit Hometown Heroes program committee is to recognize and honor local veterans.
Through the program, the names, images and dates of service of participants will appear on banners displayed along city streets from Memorial Day through VJ Day, August 15. The program is funded through private donations; there is no fee to participate.
This map shows the 2023 locations of the Hometown Heroes banners
Banners are depicted as maroon stars. The brown diamonds are Summit landmarks and businesses.
To search for a banner by a veteran's last name, click on the square icon in the upper right-hand corner of the map. This will open the map in a new window. Use the search bar at the top of the page to search for a banner.
Scroll down to watch a tutorial on how to use the map.
This video provides instructions on how to use the interactive map.
Want to learn more about the Hometown Heroes program? Take a couple of minutes to watch this video that provides some background information on the program and features a couple of Summit veterans and program participants.
Welcome to the new 2023 Hometown Heroes!
The Hometown Heroes Program Committee is seeking donations to fund the replacement of the brackets that are used to hang the banners around town each spring and summer that display the names and pictures of Summit's military veterans. Many of the brackets are worn out or broken from reuse.
Donations by check made payable to the Summit Foundation can be mailed to Summit Hometown Heroes, PO Box 892, Summit, NJ 07902. Donations can also be made online at summitforever.org/donate. Click on the "Donate" button and choose "Hometown Heroes" from the dropdown menu.