The Covington Veterans Foundation will sell veterans tribute banners from Sept. 18 through Sept. 28th this year.
This will mark the fifth year that the Covington Veterans Foundation (CVF), in partnership with the City of Andalusia, will display the tribute banners to mark the Veterans Day holiday. Additional banners have been sold each year, and in 2022, the city displayed 505 banners in the downtown area.
The banners, which are $100 each, include photographs and information about veterans with ties to Covington County. Once a banner is purchased, it is displayed annually for Veterans Day.
Banners can be purchased on the third floor of City Hall. To purchase a banner, sponsors will need to bring a photograph of the veteran, preferably in uniform, and complete a basic form with information about the individual’s service. Forms are available by clicking here.
For additional information, call Michele Gerlach at 334.428.1143 or email her at .
Other Veterans Day events for 2023 include:
• Celebration of Heroes, a musical program planned for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5, in the Andalusia High School auditorium. This year’s event will focus on the contributions of local veterans in the Korean Conflict.
• A reception will follow Celebration of Heroes in the Andalusia City Hall, where CVF will have a display about the Korean Conflict.
• Veterans Day Parade, coordinated by the Andalusia Area of Chamber of Commerce, is set for 10 a.m. on Sat., Nov. 11.
• A program coordinated by the City of Andalusia will immediately follow the parade at the Covington Veterans Monument behind the Andalusia City Hall. Andalusia native Tom Floyd, who was an Air Force pilot, will be the guest speaker.
All events are free.