The community initiated its hero banner program on May 8, 2021 with the installment of the banner to honor Philadelphia and Springfield Firefighter, Captain Matthew LeTourneau, who died in the line of duty January 6, 2018.
The Hero Banner Program honors Springfield's hometown heroes -- firefighters, ambulance corps, police and law enforcement, military veterans, serving military, first responders and military who died in the line of duty, military missing in action, and other heroes who protect us.
Managed by the Springfield American Legion Post 227, the program is informed by a committee with representatives of the Springfield Township, Police, Fire Company, Ambulance Corps, and Legion.
Springfield's banner program in the news:
Daily Times, May 9, 2021: American Legion Unveils Hometown Hero Banner for Matthew LeTourneau
American Legion, May 13, 2021: Legion Post Puts a Face to the Names of Local Heroes
The News & Press of Delaware County, May 19, 2021: American Legion Unveils Hometown Hero Banner for Matthew LeTurneau