LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The Lafayette Mayor's Youth Council unveiled its latest project at the annual Labors Family Day Picnic.
The council designed new banners to represent each branch of the military that will go up on Veterans Memorial Parkway. There were also banners designed for Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action.
They will replace the original banners first put up in 2010.
The council is made up of high school students from various schools across the city.
There were many steps necessary to getting this project off the ground. Including getting permission from each branch to use each crest.
The council collaborated with local veterans to make sure they banners properly reflected each branch.
Army veteran Joe Bumbleburg assisted them on the project. He reminisced to when the Vietnam veterans came home, and were not received well.
“When I see these banners going up I see this as our community saying not just to those people but everyone, thank you for your service,” he said.
Laura Gustafson is one of the council members. She said it’s exciting to know the banners will be seen by all in the community.
“Talking to the veterans about the designing of it, it really meant a lot hearing them talk about their service and how much they contributed to the country and what they wanted represented,” she said
The banners will go up on Veterans Memorial Parkway in the near future.
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