In honor of Veterans Day, the City of Hueytown announced the return of their Hometown Heroes flags. The banners help bring together family, friends and neighbors, who gather around the patriotic flagpoles in City Park, to recognize the City’s active and former military veterans who are the backbone of the community.
For many, American flags symbolize a message of hope, pride and faith in their country and fellow citizens. For Hueytown, the Hometown Hero banners ignite similar feelings, but with the added benefit that each flag’s hero calls Hueytown home.
Debbie Kiker, Hueytown Chamber of Commerce Director brought the Hometown Heroes initiative to the City. “Our Hometown Heroes not only keep our country safe, but many return to Hueytown and continue to serve this community as they adjust to civilian life,” said Ms. Kiker.
Eric Frye, Commander of American Legion Post 1228, served from 1987-1991 at Eglin Air Force Base and now spends most of his time volunteering to serve the community and youth of Hueytown. Mr. Frye said, “I was pleased to hear that Hueytown’s Chamber has increased the number of Hometown Heroes banners to 27 this year.
What a testament to the patriotism that still exists in our area,” said Mr. Frye.
The vast contribution that servicemen and women make in service to their country cannot be understated. Many residents feel that the Hometown Hero banners are a symbol of pride in Hueytown. Hueytown
Hometown Hero banners will be displayed in the surrounding areas of New City Park on Forest Road during the months of May and November.