The City of Ontario is saluting active servicemembers with the launch of its new military banner program.
The City has installed 25 banners of active duty military personnel who reside in Ontario or have immediate family members living in the City. The banners are located on Mountain Avenue between the 60 Freeway and the Interstate 10 freeway.
The banners feature the name and branch of the service member.
The new program replaces an earlier banner program maintained by the Greater Ontario Business Council.
“We’re proud the carry on this important program and honor those men and women from Ontario who are serving in our military,” said Mayor Paul Leon, a U.S. Army veteran.
Families interested in having a banner installed free of charge can download a form from the City’s Military Banners webpage. Accepted applicants will have a banner placed for two years, with a photo placed on the webpage. If the family or service member would like the banner left up for additional service time, a second banner can be purchased by the family. All banners will be given back to the applicant’s family upon removal.
Retired military members are eligible to have their photos posted on the Military Banners webpage.
For questions regarding previous banners that have been taken down, please contact [email protected] or call (909) 395-2000.