Hometown Heroes Military & Veteran Banner Program

Main Street Keokuk is now accepting applications for our inaugural Hometown Heroes Military & Veteran Banner Program, which honors those who are serving or have served in the United States Armed Forces.

The program is intended to show our appreciation for veteran and
military personnel and their families who have ties to the Keokuk area.
Banners will display a photo of the service person as well as their name, branch, rank, and dates (or era) of military service.


To qualify for the Hometown Heroes Military & Veteran Banner Program, one of the following criteria must be met:

1. The honoree is an active-duty member of the United States Armed

2. The honoree is a retired, deceased, or honorably discharged member of the United States Armed Forces who currently resides or has
previously resided in Keokuk.

3. The applicant is a current resident or business based in Keokuk.

Banner Style & Display

Each banner is double-sided and full color, and available in two sizes —
18”x38” or 29”x59”. Each is custom made with an image of the honoree (provided by the applicant).

Banners will be placed on decorative light poles on Main Street on or about Memorial Day 2023 and will remain up through Veterans Day and then again, during the same period, in 2024. As many as 82 members of the military will be honored. There is a limit of one banner per honoree and one honoree per banner.

Banners will be sold on a first come, first served basis as payment is received. Neither Main Street Keokuk or the City of Keokuk will be responsible for replacing banners that are stolen, damaged, or destroyed due to sun, weather, age, vandalism, or any act of nature beyond our control, such as high winds. Upon removal of the banner after the second year, every effort will be made to give the banner to the honoree or applicant.

Cost & Details

Banners measuring 18”x38” are $150 for both years. Banners measuring 29”x59” are $200 for both years. Cost covers the purchase of the banner, installation, and maintenance, as well as a contribution to American Legion Post 41 Keokuk. Applicants are required to provide a high-quality photo of the honoree in military uniform. If a digital copy is unavailable, please bring the picture to the Main Street Keokuk office at 1026 Main Street and it will be digitized for you.  Photos must be provided no later than February 15th, 2023.

Main Street Keokuk will begin accepting applications on Monday, November 14, 2022. Applications may be submitted in person at the Main Street Keokuk office or printed off our website and mailed at www.mainstreetkeokuk.com.
Payment must be received for the application to be processed. Checks should be made payable to Main Street Keokuk, Inc. Credit card payments will also be accepted for an additional processing fee. Please call 319-524-5056 to pay with a credit card.

Deadline for Submissions

The deadline to submit an application for a banner is February 15, 2023 or until availability runs out.

To order:

1. Complete the order form (available online at www.mainstreetkeokuk.com)
2. Provide a military photo (submit high resolution jpg to director@mainstreetkeokuk.com. Be sure the file name includes the name of the honoree on the application. You may also provide a hard copy to be digitized.)

3. Mail or deliver order form and payment by February 15, 2023 to:

Main Street Keokuk, Inc.
Hometown Heroes
1026 Main Street
Keokuk, IA 52632

Questions may be directed to Kira Kruszynski at 319.524.5056 or director@mainstreetkeokuk.com.