America’s Gold Star Families is sponsoring the Hometown Hero Banner Project and are now taking applications for 30″x76″ color banners which will hang on Peoria, IL street lamp posts. They will be displayed mid-spring through mid-November starting in 2018 and will continue the tradition annually. A Dedication Ceremony will launch the project Spring 2018 date TBA.


The Banners will feature picture of fallen heroes who lost their life while serving active duty in the United States Armed Forces or were listed as Missing in Action (MIA). There are no geographical boundaries for this project as our intent is to honor all of our fallen.


Banners are durable vinyl, double-sided with sponsor name appearing at the bottom. Cost is $180 each. 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 all encouraged to sponsor one or more of the banners. Sponsor name will appear at base of Banner. We will match funds with families of the fallen. All gifts are tax deductible as AGSF is a 501c3.


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

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

AGSF, 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





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