By November 2021, 16 hero banners were installed in Springfield.
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 Springfield American Legion Post 227 launched the heroes 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.
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