West Melbourne hometown Heroes

The City of West Melbourne’s Hometown Heroes program honors residents who are actively serving in the U.S. Armed Forces or are veterans, as well as service members who died in the line of duty and are immediate family members of residents. From November 1 through November 21, 2021, the City will display Hometown Heroes street pole banners along West New Haven Avenue between Circle Drive and Interstate 95. The banners will include the honoree’s name, rank, branch of service, era of service, and photograph. 

To qualify for a banner, honorees must be either:

• a current City of West Melbourne resident who is a United States Armed Forces active duty or honorably discharged service member; or

• the immediate family member of a current City of West Melbourne resident who died in the line of duty (immediate family members include wife or husband, son or daughter, mother or father, or grandson or granddaughter).

Qualified nominees will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. In order to have a banner included in the 2021 Veteran’s Day display, the nomination must be received by July 30. 

Hometown Heroes Sample

There is no cost to apply to the Hometown Heroes program. If you have questions about the nomination form, qualifications, or the program, please contact the West Melbourne City Attorney’s Office at (321) 837-7772.

Please submit the following items to City Attorney’s Office, City Hall, 2240 Minton Road, West Melbourne, FL 32904, via the link below, or email to cpennington@westmelbourne.org:

1. a completed Nomination Form;

2. a high-quality photograph of the honoree in uniform (photo will not be returned – please do not send an original photo);

3. copy of military service verification (e.g., DD-214, Military ID, etc.); and

4. if the Honoree is living, a completed Honoree Release Form.