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Effort aims to line Main St. with veterans' banners


November 8, 2017

Jim and Lisa Gourley hold a banner that, they hope, will be one of the first of hundreds to be hung along Main Street in Sweet Home in honor of local veterans. Photo by Sean C. Morgan

Sweet Home’s city Community Health Committee is offering street banners to honor those who are serving or have served in the military and police officers and firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty.

The banners will hang on power poles along Main Street and, as needed, along Long Street from Memorial Day to Veteran’s Day, the same way Christmas decorations are displayed each year. The project is a partnership with the Elks Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Lisa Gourley, city councilor and chairwoman of the committee, and Jim Gourley, member of the committee heading up...

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