City to unveil banners recognizing active military
BARSTOW • The city of Barstow is set to honor local military members at the 2013 Military Banner Unveiling on Monday.
The city is honoring the men and women currently in the armed forces with a military banner featuring a photo, name, rank and branch of service. The banners are set to be displayed throughout the city.
The public is invited to attend the event on the steps of City Hall to unveil the banners that will also recognize members from the city’s neighboring communities of Lenwood, Hinkley, Yermo, Newberry Springs and Daggett. A reception will immediately follow in the lobby of the City Council Chambers, where light refreshments will be served.
According to Barstow Mayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre, the city is proud to honor and celebrate in the days leading up to Veterans Day on Nov. 11.
“We are incredibly proud of the men and women in uniform who continue to fight for the freedoms we cherish,” Hackbarth-McIntyre said. “The city’s efforts in creating a military banner program is just one way in which we can acknowledge their continued sacrifice and the importance of their mission to advance democracy and protect our freedoms both here and abroad.”
The ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, located at 220 East Mountain View Street.
Jose Quintero can be reached at 760-256-4122 or JQuintero@DesertDispatch.com.