DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. — Main Street DeFuniak Springs and the City of DeFuniak Springs are partnering to honor past and present servicemen and servicewomen through the 2021 Veteran’s Banner Program.
Twenty veterans are featured on the 10 lamp posts between S. 5th Street and S. 10th Street along Baldwin Avenue in Downtown DeFuniak Springs.
The banners are on display throughout the month of November prior to the holiday season.
“The outpouring of interest in this program has prompted us to explore additional avenues to honor more veterans next year,” said Chelsea Blaich, Executive Director of Main Street DeFuniak Springs.
“We are working with the City of DeFuniak Springs Public Works department on additional hardware to allow the lamp posts on Circle Drive to accommodate banners such as these. This would allow us the opportunity to feature 52 additional veterans.”
The list of honorees includes the following veterans:
- William “Bill” Bierbaum, nominated by Amanda and Todd Bierbaum
- Charles Augusta Boland, nominated by Carol and Charles Boland
- Charles Raymond Boland, nominated by Carol Boland
- Rev. Tyrone Broadus, nominated by Dr. Carolynn Zonia
- Michael J. Brocksmith, nominated by Ann Brocksmith
- Paul F. & Christine J. Guzowski, nominated by Christine Guzowski
- Andrew “Clayton” Hall, nominated by Clifton Hall
- Robert A. Hoke Jr., nominated by Brooke and Bobby Hoke
- David D. Johnson Sr., nominated by Lori J. Hughes
- George T. King, nominated by George T. King
- Sandra Macon, nominated by Dr. Carolynn Zonia
- James E. O’Donoghue III, nominated by Jenna and Chloe O’Donoghue
- Timothy Padgett, nominated by the North Walton Republican Club
- Ewart Theodore Sconiers, nominated by the North Walton Republican Club
- Delbert Spence, nominated by Dawne Dries
- Frank G. Whitney, nominated by Christine Guzowski
- Linwood “Grey” Wilson, nominated by Julie White
- Benjamin Woods, nominated by Amanda Bascetta
- J.D. Wooten, Jr., nominated by Dr. John Wayne Wooten
- Paul M. Work Sr., nominated by Mac Work
See banners featuring all of the 2021 honorees here.
If you would like to be notified when the 2022 Veteran’s Banner Program opens, please register at https://bit.ly/MSD_22VetNotifyMe.