By Dave Warner

In conjunction with the City, the American Legion Post #31 in Little Falls has begun installing banners honoring Veterans along Main Street. The Hometown Heros Banner Program is a living tribute for our community to honor past and present Armed Forces members, First Responders, and their family members.

Donna Gallt, who headed up the program, stated, “We wanted just to honor some of these people who gave so much. It started out slow. I have the first 36 banners in, and that’s what’s being hung today. I have another ten that have been ordered, and I’m working on the next ten.”

She said that she can only order ten at a time, but that she doesn’t want to overburden the City. “They have graciously agreed to put up the first ones.”

“The American Legion wanted to do something to honor them,” she stated. “The Staffo’s have bought five of them. They don’t live in Little Falls anymore. Butch Staffo used to be the Chief, so it’s all his family.”

Gallt said they can do police officers, doctors, and nurses, but they mostly do Veterans. “Down by the Legion, we’re putting up the very first commander – Colonel Teall. We’re just trying to keep them all together.”

If you want to volunteer or know of a loved one you would like to honor, please contact Donnal Gallt at 315-219-3201 or email dellisgallt@yahoo.com.

Photo by Dave Warner - City of Little Falls workers install the first banner.

Photo by Dave Warner – City of Little Falls workers install the first banner.