Armed Forces Honor Banner Program

About the Program

The Armed Forces Honor Banner Program was created for the community, to recognize and honor individuals on active duty, and now in phase 2, living, retired and deceased service personnel by displaying the honoree's photo, name and armed service branch on a banner to be flown from light standards throughout the City.

Banners will be displayed on existing light standards located at along Madera Avenue, and possibility Whitesbridge Avenue and Plaza Veterans Park, if needed. The banners will remain on display as long as the service member is on active duty.

The plan will be to initially start with active service personnel, and then later phase in banners of veteran military service members to honor living, retired, and deceased service personnel. Plaza Veterans Park would be reserved for these individuals.

Program Qualifications

To qualify for the Kerman Armed Forces Honor Banner Program, the following qualifications much be met:

  • Must be on active duty or honorably discharged from one of the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Must be a current or former resident of the City of Kerman or Kerman Unified School District boundaries OR have an immediate family member residing or working in the City of Kerman (Spouse, Parent, Grandparent, brother, sister, son, daughter, Aunt, Uncle).

Application Information

The cost of the Active Duty or Veteran banner is $200 or $175 for a memorial banner. Banners are funded by individuals and can be sponsored by an organization or private donation.

Submit a photo of the Service Member. Photo must be 5 by 7 or larger color professional portrait-style (Dress Uniform preferred).

Banners will be flown from Memorial Day through Veteran's Day.

Download an application (PDF) and mail or drop application and payment off to
City of Kerman Attention: Arlene
850 S Madera Avenue
Kerman, CA 93630