Hometown Heroes Program

Colton proudly honors our hometown heroes - Veteran Jerry Hernandez United States Army Opens in new windowHometown Heroes is the City’s Military Banner Program that honors those residents who are serving or who have served in the United States Armed Forces. The honorees consist of Active Military, Veterans and those who are no longer with us who have served our great country.

New Banner: $475 | Replacement Banner: $200

New Banner Process: New Banner Recipients will be recognized at the first City Council Meetings in May and November, maximum of six per cycle.

Replacement Banner Process: Installation of Replacement Banners will occur during the last week of each month, weather permitting. Installations will not be scheduled in June, July or during the winter holiday season (Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day).

Honorees must meet the following requirements:

  1. Supply verification of Military Status (Military ID or DD214 form).
  2. Current Colton resident; OR an immediate family member of a Colton resident. (Immediate family would include a wife or husband, son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter, son-in-law or daughter-in-law). Residency subject to verification.

Applications are available at the Gonzales Community Center, 670 Colton Avenue, by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, please contact Samantha Reed at sreed@coltonca.gov or (909) 370-6153.

Colton Military Banner Application (PDF)
Colton Military Banner Program Policy (PDF)
Colton Military Banner Layout Form (PDF)