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SH honors fallen, veteran, military personnel over weekend


May 30, 2018

Veterans and local organizers of the Sweet Home veterans Honor Banner Project honor guard members stand and others stand at attention Friday at Clover Park during the Pledge of Allegiance to celebrate the hanging of 41 veterans honor banners along Main Street.

Sweet Home Public Works crew members Friday put up 41 "honor banners" along Highway 20 from about the new City Hall, 3225 Main St., to Clover Memorial Park, the intersection of 1st Avenue and Highway 20.

The final banner went up during a ceremony at Clover Park. The banners, attached to Main Street power poles, honor veterans, carrying their names and information about them.

"A huge success," said Lisa Gourley, who headed the project with her husband Jim Gourley. Responses she has heard have been positive. "I'm so excited the community came together. We actually picked up five more appli...

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