Three additional Blue Star Banners now displayed


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News release from the City of Fort Wayne:

Three additional Blue Star Banners now displayed
Deadline to submit applications for 2014 is September 30th

(September 22, 2014) – Three additional Blue Star Banners have been placed along West Jefferson Boulevard.

Under Mayor Tom Henry’s leadership, the Blue Star Banner program started in May and recognizes City of Fort Wayne residents and City government employees who are actively deployed. The total number of banners on display is 34.

The three new banners honor:

  • Senior Chief Tad C. Lochner, United States Navy
  • Corporal Brian J. Pierce, United States Army
  • Airman First Class Andrew M. Shavlik, United States Air Force

Family and friends of deployed military personnel are encouraged to complete an application at Once the applications are reviewed, banners will be made and displayed on light poles along West Jefferson Boulevard from the Time Corners area to Swinney Park.

The deadline to submit applications for this year is Tuesday, Sept. 30. Banners will be displayed through early November and then removed for protection from the weather. The banners will be displayed again beginning in April 2015.

Individuals or companies interested in making a donation to the Blue Star Banner program by being a sponsor may contact Karen Richards, Mayor’s Office, (260) 427-2146 and


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