By Kari Hould
PCN Staff 

Banners of Honor: Hometown Heroes


September 13, 2023

The oldest Veteran on the newest Hometown Heroes, WWI Veteran, Jacob Ruud, received a Purple Heart honor. Photo by Kari Hould.

Forty new flags bearing the names and faces of Veterans were recently placed around Malta.

The project is in its’ second wave of flags that honor “Hometown Heroes.” Eric and Delsi Witmer spearheaded the project last year and had 38 requests placed. The number of 40 for this year shows both an interest and appreciation of the chance to remember and honor loved ones.

This round of Veterans that are erected are Veterans from WWI and forward in time. The banners remember those that some may have forgotten.

In viewing and reflecting upon the names on the banners, there is a lot of history...

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