New Fairfield is initiating a “Military Hometown Hero Banner Program” to honor and recognize hometown Veterans and active duty members of the United States Armed Forces. Banners will display the official military photo, name and service branch of the active duty or veteran who currently lives in New Fairfield--or has an immediate family member residing in New Fairfield. The first group of banners will be hung in the center of Town in mid- October in honor of Veterans Day. The deadline to have a banner included in this first group is September 27th. Sponsors are asked to donate $40 for the cost of the banner. They will be displayed periodically throughout the year. After this first group, requests will be accepted on a year round basis and banners will be printed when the required minimum quantity is reached.