Thirteen military Hometown Heroes, who call or have called Coronado home, will be recognized and honored. Officials with the City of Coronado, VFW Post 2422, the Avenue of Heroes Neighborhood Association, and the Coronado Historical Association have worked together to develop the Hometown Hero Banner program, which honors men and women from Coronado who have honorably served their country.
Each honoree’s biography will be read, and Coronado’s mayor will present them with a framed photograph of their banner which will be displayed along the Avenue of Heroes (Third and Fourth streets). The ceremony will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the High School Auditorium, 650 D Ave. The entrance is at the corner of D Avenue and Sixth Street. Doors will open at 10 a.m. with refreshments immediately following the ceremony.
The program is open to all active duty or retired service members, from enlisted personnel to officers, who live or have lived in Coronado. In a town known for its military presence, Coronado has plenty of candidates.