Honoring heroes this holiday

Published 6:00 am Friday, May 22, 2020

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Beginning this week, travelers through Downtown Farmville will notice red, white and blue banners honoring the area’s hometown heroes.

On Monday Town of Farmville Public Works employees could be seen installing the banners that will be displayed from now until Veteran’s Day.

In 2019 the Piedmont Area Veterans Council (PAVC) began the hometown heroes’ program, which allows families of military personnel to purchase a banner that will be displayed along light poles throughout town.

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“The Piedmont Area Veterans Council is very fortunate to have this opportunity to honor these amazing men and women who have served, or are still serving, and we are very excited to see these banners placed downtown.” PAVC Co-Founder Sarah Dunn said.

PAVC serves veterans in seven counties, Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward. Dunn is hoping that the other counties will consider bringing the hometown heroes program to their community.

“Our veterans are special people as are their families,” Dunn said.