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Hometown Heroes – 2024


Honor and recognize City of Linden servicemen and women and their families who have served or given their lives to our country in the United States Armed Forces.

Application Requirements

In order to be considered for a banner, the nominee must meet the following requirements:

  • Lived in the City of Linden at some point in their lifetime.
  • Served in one of the following branches: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, National Guard, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine.
  • Meet one of the following criteria: honorably discharged Veteran, died in the line of duty

Banner Design, Time Frame & Location

Banners are approximately 29”x 55”, vinyl material and feature a photo of the Veteran, with their name, rank, branch of service, and dates of active service. Banners will be displayed on poles along Wood Avenue for a designated period of time. Banner locations will be selected randomly and specific display locations cannot be requested. A branch of service circular logo will adorn the banner over the veteran’s image. The banners will contain the logos of Linden Special Improvement District, the Linden Board of Education, the City of Linden, The Linden Society for Historic Preservation, and the Linden Public Library.

Banner Photograph (Required)

Please secure a photograph of the veteran you would like to use on the banner, and submit the photograph with the application. The better quality photograph, the better the reproduction on the banner. We will accept a digital photograph, preferably a service portrait.

Contact & Questions

For questions or more information on the Banner Program, please call the Linden SID – Uptown Linden office at (908) 718-5831 or by email here.

Hometown Heroes Application

Nominators may either download a fillable PDF application by clicking here, or they can fill out the digital application below.