Earlier this month, Panama City announced that its Veteran Hero program sold out in the first month of its launch.
The program allows civilians to purchase a banner to honor their loved ones. Anyone can purchase one of the one hundred dollar banners that hang on utility poles along Powell Adams Road. The banners will be hung from about Independence Day to Veterans Day and then returned to the buyer. Banners feature a picture of each veteran, along with their name, rank and the war in which they served.
The city plans to continue the program and expand it to include more banners hung along several local roads. Additional banners will be hung from utility poles constructed through the Panama City Beach Community Redevelopment Area Plan.