The Heroes 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, and military missing in action.
The program launched 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.
By November 2022, a total of 36 banners have been installed. Banners will be installed and some replaced in 2023 and beyond.
Springfield American Legion Post 227 greatly appreciates the support of the Hero Banner Program by the Springfield community, its commissioners, and the township management and employees.
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