Hometown Heroes honored with banners
OCEAN CITY, Md. – Almost fifty Hometown Heroes were honored at the Ocean City Elks Lodge, Saturday.
Organizers presented banners to World War II and Korean Era Veterans as well as Active Duty Service Personnel from Worcester County. The banners were flown for about the past 7 months along the Ocean City Boardwalk from the pier to 4th Street. On Saturday, they were presented to our hometown heroes or their family members as a way to thank them for their service. The banners include the pictures, names and ranks of each person. Those honored tell 47 ABC they’re grateful to be recognized.
“It’s a big honor not only that but talking to one of my friends here today, he was in Korea as well, saying after all those years that we were never recognized and it feels good that someone is recognizing you now,” says Dave Coffland, FT3 with the United States Navy. “It’s amazing when it was on the boardwalk the amount of people that would stop and look at it.”
Organizers say the banners would not be possible without help from local businesses, charities and even locals who sponsored the cause.