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Posted on: May 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Duke Energy Foundation Supports Hometown Hero Program

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The Duke Energy Foundation is supporting the City of Loveland’s Hometown Hero military banner program.

“We look forward to helping to shine a light on the great work of the City of Loveland and its Veterans Memorial Committee,” said Chad Shaffer of Duke Energy.

Launched in March 2023, the banner tribute program recognizes residents who are serving or who have served in the United State Armed Forces. Each banner will honor a specific person and will include their photo and name, rank, branch of service, years of service, and any awards received. Banners will be displayed on utility poles along State Route 48 from Broadway Street to the Oak Street/SR 48 intersection.

Thanks to a $7,500 grant from Duke, funding is now available to provide need-based assistance to veterans and their families requesting a banner. Funding will help offset the banners’ printing, mounting hardware, and installation fees. Banners previously cost $300 to be produced but — with the grant funding — the city now can offer banners to families at $150. 

“With this grant, the banners are now less cost-prohibitive, and we hope it encourages more families to sign up. We want to recognize our heroes!” explained Misty Clark, Assistant to the City Manager.

Clark hopes 25 banners can be produced by early fall.

To be eligible, the individual to be honored must currently reside or have resided in the City of Loveland corporation limits or within the Loveland City School District. If you would like to nominate yourself or a deserving service member, please visit click here to download the program application. 

For questions about the program, please contact Misty Clark at (513) 707-1437. To learn more about the city’s Veterans Memorial Committee please visit here.

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