News Details

Military Banners Possible Through Donations

In 2009, the Downey City Council was proud to introduce the Military Banner program to express support and appreciation for Downey residents who are active in the U.S. Military.  Through generous donations from local sponsors, 89 banners have been installed and are on display throughout the City.  Each banner lists the honoree’s name and branch of service. The banners are located on Downey Ave, between Firestone Blvd. and 6th Street and along on Firestone Blvd. in the Downtown area.  “Our City is proud to honor Downey residents that are serving our country.  The purchase of the banners would not be possible without the support from generous sponsors, which include local businesses, organizations, residents, and family members of those individuals honored,” said Mayor Luis Marquez.

The City wishes to express its appreciation to the following Military Banner sponsors:

Roger Brossmer                                     SPN Networks Inc
Gabriel & Dolores Loya                           Calvary Chapel
Kathleen Midstokke                               All American Home Center
Mr & Mrs Del Rio                                   Elite Concrete Restoration
Julio & Juanita Barrera                            Veterans of Foreign Affairs
Anthony & Connie Sanchez                    Kandy Grzebyk
Martinez Family                                     Julia Herrera
Mike & Karyn Ehrenfeldt                         Maria Ramos
Benjamin Arguello                                  Julie Adamson
Ernie Smith                                           Dr. Barbara Rojas
Kathleen O'Neill                                     Mark & Laura Romero
Diana & Andrew Ramirez                        Downey Elks Lodge      

Mayor Pro Tem Roger Brossmer also expressed his gratitude for the program’s sponsors.  “I wish to sincerely thank those who have donated towards Downey’s Military Banner program.  This is a great way to honor the brave men and women who serve our country and I encourage others help recognize our Military Heroes by participating in this program,” commented Brossmer.

For more information on how to make a donation for the program, please visit the City’s website at