Military Banner Program

The Military Banner Program was created in 2018 to honor local veterans and active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The City of Dublin is pleased to continue the program for 2023. 

The application period for the 2023 Military Banner Sponsorship program will be held from  Monday, February 13, through Monday, March 20, 2023.  
 
The Military Banners will be displayed along Dougherty Road between Scarlett Drive and Amador Valley Boulevard starting Memorial Day, May 29, 2023, through Veterans Day, November 11, 2023. For reference, the 2022 Military Banner Program Walking Tour Map can be viewed as an example of how the banners will be displayed.  
 
At the end of the exhibition period, banners will be presented to the honorees (or sponsors) at a City Council meeting in December 2023. 


 Each custom banner features:

  • photo of the honoree
  • name 
  • rank
  • branch
  • status (active duty, veteran, retired)

Criteria

To qualify for the Military Banner Program, the following criteria must be met:

  1. Must complete the application form and submit required documents by the March 20 deadline. 
  2. The honoree must be an active duty member or military veteran (Honorably Discharged) of the United States Armed Forces.
  3. The honoree must be:
        • a current resident of Dublin, California, or
        • have an immediate family member living in the City of Dublin (spouse, parent, sibling, child, or grandchild), or 
        • be a former Dublin resident with a demonstrated long-term, positive impact on the Dublin community (subject to approval by the City of Dublin).
Military Banner from 2018 honoring Lt. Colonel Charles "Bud" Donaldson

Sponsor Application Process 

Applications will be processed in the order received. There is a fee of $200 to sponsor a banner, however, payment is not required until after the application has been approved. Financial assistance may be available if you are unable to afford the sponsorship fee. Please contact the City Manager's Office at 925-833-6650 or via email.

Step 1: Fill out the online application form (available at a date TBD in February 2023) to express interest in sponsoring a banner.  

Step 2: After submitting the application, within two business days, you will be sent an email with a link to the secure online platform, DocuSign, to upload the following information:

    • Verification of military status: To verify active military status, please visit the Department of Defense website and save a copy of the verification page to upload. If the honoree is a military veteran, you will need to provide a copy of the Veteran’s DD214. Requests for the Veteran's DD214 can also be submitted via the National Archives.
    • An official military photo of the honoree (photo must be high resolution – scanned at 100% size and 150 dpi resolution). No hardcopy photos will be accepted. Acceptable image files include .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .tif, .tiff or PDF.
    • Proof of residency (copy of current utility bill, etc.) showing name and address of honoree or related sponsor.
    • ONLY for non-resident honorees without any immediate family in Dublin: a concise narrative detailing the honoree’s demonstrated long-term, positive impact on the Dublin community. Limit one page (PDF or Word Document).

Step 3: Once approved, you will be sent an invoice for the sponsorship fee. You will need to pay the sponsorship fee by the specified deadline (TBD).

If you have questions about the Military Banner Program, please contact the City Manager's Office at 925-833-6650 or via email.

Military Banners Photo