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Scott adding more banners to honor military members

| Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Banners featuring veterans from the area line Carothers Avenue in Scott Township as photographed Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Scott officials are discussing putting more banners at Scott Park.

Scott officials have decided to hang banners honoring local military members along the road in Scott Park.

The township originally started the banner program along Carothers Avenue because brackets for the banners were already set up on poles there.

During this month's commissioners meeting, officials discussed having brackets made for the poles in the park.

Township manager Denise Fitzgerald said 20 to 40 banners will be placed in the park.

The brackets cost approximately $18 each — a cost the township will cover.

The military banner program salutes local residents who have served or are serving in the military.

Banners are 2 feet by 3 feet in size and are displayed between Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

Family members and friends can honor their loved one by submitting a picture of him or her along with $70 to the township.

The program includes one military banner to be displayed by the township and either a 2-by-3-foot banner or two 12-by-18-inch banners for personal display.

Banners also will be displayed online at troopbanners.com/scottTownship.

Forms for the military banner tribute program can be found on the township's website at scott-twp.com.

The township coordinates the program with Harry Munson of HTM Designs in Castle Shannon.

Jim Spezialetti is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-388-5805 or jspezialetti@tribweb.com.

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