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UPDATE: Push on to get Hero Banners placed by Memorial Day

Hero Banners last year in the city of Dunkirk.

Memorial Day services and the annual parade are a go in the city of Dunkirk for next week, but there is uncertainty surrounding the placement of the Hero Banners that salute area veterans before the holiday on Monday.

Councilwoman Natalie Luczkowiak, in an email to the OBSERVER on Monday, indicated a push is on to have that rectified. She said the Hero Banner Committee will be at the council meeting, “being positive and helpful but asking for a commitment to have the banners up by Memorial Day.

“We have decided to donate $3,000 for overtime. Of course, we want the banners up, but they can use the rest for other overtime to help the city prepare for the warm season.”

During the Economic Development Committee meeting earlier this month, Luczkowiak had hoped to have the 222 banners, with 98 additional ones added this year in place for Memorial Day.

With six days to go before the services and parade, time is running out. Banners are to be on Central Avenue between Seventh Street and Millard Fillmore Drive.

If the banners are not placed for the weekend, city officials have promised that they will be up before the Fourth of July.

Memorial Day services, presented by the Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council, will be at Memorial Park at 10 a.m. with the parade beginning at 11 a.m. It starts on Lake Shore Drive and moves to Central Avenue to Fifth Street.

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