The Covington Veterans Foundations will honor local veterans this November by displaying tribute banners on the city square and surrounding streets. The display coincides with The First Inaugural Celebration of Heroes: A Salute to Covington County Veterans, a two-week event that kicks off on Sunday, November 3. CVF Chairman John Vick said other cities in Alabama have tried this and have had great public support and approval for their displays.
“The display of our local veterans in the public space brings attention to the service and sacrifice of these individuals,” Vick said. “We especially want to highlight our World War II veterans most of which sadly are now gone.”
The public will be able to sponsor a banner for their own local veterans for a cost of only $75. A picture of the veteran in their uniform at the time of their service is desired. The CVF is offering free scanning for those who wish to sponsor a banner. The cost also includes an 8x10 print adaptation of the banner. The banners also will be used for future veterans events.
Forms are available at the CVF office located at the county administrative building (190 Hillcrest Drive, Room 178), and also at the Andalusia, Opp, and Florala Chambers of Commerce. The order form will also be available at the Covington Veterans Foundation Facebook page and at www.andalusiaveterans.com/get-involved. Forms can also be had by calling (334) 392-0204 or emailing . The deadline for banner sponsorship in 2019 is October 20.