5K Run for Fallen Heroes (2018)

GENERAL Sponsor – $1000
COLONEL Sponsor – $750
MAJOR Sponsor – $500
CORPORAL Sponsor – $250
PRIVATE Sponsor – $100

Click link for more detail:   Upcoming Events


Hometown Hero Banner Project Update

Phase one is now complete with a total of 60 Hometown Hero Banners scheduled to be displayed this Spring. Fifty-seven will hang on Orange Prairie Road, Peoria, IL and another three in Pekin, IL on Parkway between Sheridan and Court Streets. Peoria Banner Dedication will take place Memorial Day, Monday May 28 10:30 am at Gateway Building, 200 Water Street. We’re expecting a record crowd so come early for seating or bring your own lawn chairs.

We are working with yet another community in the area so check back for finalized details.

Deadline for Phase II is August 1, 2018.

These banners will be displayed September and annually going forward. Banner cost is $250.00, size is 30″x76″ and will be hung on street lamp posts in Peoria, Illinois. Banners will be displayed May through November starting in 2018 and will continue the tradition annually. A Dedication Ceremony will launch the project Memorial Day, Monday May 28, 10:30 AM Gateway Building downtown Peoria, IL. The public is encouraged to attend.


The Banners will feature picture of fallen heroes who lost their life while serving active duty in the United States Armed Forces or who are listed as Missing in Action (MIA).

About the Banner

Banners cost is $250.00 and tax deductible. Durable vinyl, double-sided featuring picture of hero and sponsor name appearing at the bottom. We highly recommend using a professional military photograph otherwise picture may appear grainy due to size of banner. Banners will have a life span of three years and will be retired to the family once removed.


Individuals, families, businesses, organizations and corporations are encouraged to sponsor one or more of the banners. Sponsor name will appear at base of Banner. We will pair you with hero from our database. All gifts are tax deductible as AGSF is a 501c3.

Special Thanks

To the City of Peoria and the Public Works Department and City of Pekin for their partnership in this endeavor and their commitment to remembering our fallen while honoring their families. Without them this project would not be possible.

Download application, make check payable to Gold Star and mail to:

Gold Star Families, 2426 W. Cornerstone Ct., Peoria, IL 61614.

Email picture to:  info@americasgoldstarfamilies.org.

Questions call:  309-231-5090.

Photographs that are mailed will be returned.

Click link below for application.

Hometown Hero Application



Hometown Hero Banner Project (Pekin)

The​ ​Pekin City Council has ​authorized Parkway Drive from Sheridan to Court Street to install Hometown Hero Banners. Images of those who lost their life while serving active duty and MIA (Missing in Action) military personnel. Deadline is April 1, 2018. Cost is $250 which is tax deductible.​ America’s Gold Star Families wishes to thank the City of Pekin for allowing this project to be part of their community!

Click link below for application.

Hometown Hero Application (Pekin)









*Organization exempt from income tax

Click here to download America’s Gold Star Families’ 990’s