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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Summit Common Council Approves Hometown Heroes Program to Honor Local Veterans

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An individual is eligible to take part in the Hometown Heroes program if they are serving or have served in any one of the following branches of the United States Armed forces: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy. Members of the United States Merchant Marine and Women Airforce Service Pilots in World War II are also invited to apply. Applicants must also have lived in Summit at any time in the past or present, or are currently or have been employed by the City of Summit or Summit Board of Education, or are current or former volunteers in the Summit EMS, Police Auxiliary and Volunteer Fire Division.

In 2018, the program will be limited to the first 90 applicants that meet eligibility requirements. An additional 10 participants will be selected based on special merit by the American Legion.  The City of Summit reserves the right to remove a banner for any reason.

Please review instructions on how to apply before submitting an application.

To make a tax-deductible donation in support of the Hometown Heroes program online, please go to the Summit Area Public Foundation website. Donations by check made payable to Summit Area Public Foundation can be mailed to Summit Hometown Heroes, P.O. Box 892, Summit, NJ 07902.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2018.

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