Flags along Murray Boulevard will honor local heroes

The city of Beaverton is collecting donations and seeking sponsorships from local businesses to help purchase and place banners honoring active duty military personnel along a key city thoroughfare.

The city recently launched the program as a partnership with the Beaverton Police Department. Beginning with seed money from the city, the program is fueled by community donations to place banners in Beaverton along north and southbound Murray Boulevard from Southwest Allen Boulevard to Southwest Scholls Ferry Road. The banners will include the soldier’s name and military branch.

To qualify, honorees must be in active duty military service with one of the branches of the United States Armed Forces and a current Beaverton resident.

“As a veteran, it’s so important to me that we recognize our active duty military personnel,” said Officer James Cummo of the Beaverton Police Department, who coordinates the program. “This program is a way for us to publicly show that we support and appreciate our troops.”

Mayor Denny Doyle concurred.

“The Armed Forces Banner Program is a way for the community to support its active duty service men and women,” he said. “Anyone is welcome to donate or sponsor this worthwhile program. It’s so important that we honor those who bravely serve our country.”

To apply for a banner or for more information, visit, or contact Cummo at 503-526-2261.

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