Banners celebrate local veterans

Banners installed along Wyandotte Street East celebrating local veterans, September 2022. (Photo by Maureen Revait)

Banners have been installed along Wyandotte Street in the Olde Riverside Business Improvement Area to honour veterans with ties to the Windsor community.

The Veteran Banner Project worked with local community partners like the BIA, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #255, and ENWIN Utilities to create and hang these 25 banners. Each banner is sponsored by a community member and features a veteran important to them.

“I grew up idolizing veterans, what they did. Those that didn’t come back we make sure that we remember them. The ones that are out here now, 24 out of the 25 did make it back and we want to make sure that we celebrate veterans,” said project team member Marty Flanagan.

The banners will stay up along Wyandotte Street between Prado Place and Glidden Avenue until November 13.

Flanagan indicated these 25 will go up again next year but they are hoping to expand the program.

“If there’s enough interest we will open it up. My personal goal, I’d like to line it from here all the way down to the Cenotaph down in front of the Metro. That’s a long-term goal but if we get interest, we’re definitely going to open this up,” said Flanagan.