The City of Daytona Beach Shores City Council and the Daytona Beach Shores Community Foundation have created a Veteran’s Banner Program for Shores residents to honor and recognize family members who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces now or in the past. Those eligible are:
- Current Daytona Beach Shores resident who was honorably discharged;
- Deceased spouse of a current Shores resident who was honorably discharged;
- Immediate family member of a current Shores resident (defined as husband, wife, son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, son-in-law or daughter-in-law) who died in the line of duty as a member of the U.S. military;
- Current Shores resident who is an active member of the U.S. Armed Forces; or
- Immediate family member of a current Shores resident who is an active member of the U.S. Armed Forces.
The program is free to all participants, made possible by donors to the Daytona Beach Shores Community Foundation.
The banners will be displayed annually, during the month of May, on streetlight poles on South Atlantic Avenue (A1A). They will show a picture of the veteran, their branch of service and years of service. Each family will receive a keepsake replica banner. Applications are due by Jan. 1, 2023.
The application form, which contains additional information, is available on the City website, at City Hall and the Shores Community Center. The completed application should be submitted at City Hall, 2990 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores.
For more information, call Harry Jennings of the Community Foundation at 386-481-3128.