San Bernardino Brings Back Military Street Banner

San Bernardino Brings Back Military Street Banner Program to Recognize Its Hometown Heroes
Posted on May 17, 2022
The City of San Bernardino has brought back its Military Street Banner Program to salute its hometown heroes. It is seeking the names of military personnel currently serving in the armed forces to honor with a banner to be installed on streetlights near the civic plaza, and then spreading throughout the city. There is no cost to participate in the program.

In addition to active duty service members, reservists and veterans who reside in San Bernardino may also be honored with banners. Special Gold Star banners will be produced in memory of service members who died while serving.

“There is no amount of thanks that we can give San Bernardino’s military men and women to match our appreciation for their service to our country and community,” said Parks and Recreation Director Lydie Gutfeld. “This recognition lets everyone know who among us has made the commitment to serve.”

All military street banner participants or living family members will be invited to a City Council meeting as part of a formal presentation and recognition by the Mayor and Council.

Service members or their families must submit an application along with Verification of Military Status (DD-214) and a color 5x7 image of the service person. An online application is available at City of San Bernardino - Military Banner Program Application (

Funding for this program is being provided by sponsorships, community donations, and city funds.

For more information, contact the City of San Bernardino Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department at 909-384-5233.