BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A deadline has been set for Friday, Sept. 18, to commission a "Hometown Heroes" banner to honor a veteran who lives or has lived in Bernards Township.

The banners will be flown at the municipal complex at 1 Collyer Lane or at another location around the township selected for the season.

A donation of $75 is suggested to cover the cost of production. However, the application printed on the Bernards Township website said that the township will "accept any amount you are able to give." Checks should be made payable to “Bernards Township."

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Space is limited. All banners will be displayed.

By submitting this form, the applicants approve and authorize the use of their image or family member’s image and name on a Hometown Heroes Banner to be displayed in Bernards Township. Applicants must confirm that the veteran to be honored has served in a conflict in a recognized branch of the military and that he/she resides or once resided in Bernards Township.

Do not send original copies of photos or documentation

Applications must be submitted with the following:

- A photograph of the veteran in military uniform. A high-resolution photo is preferred if available. Printed photos must be on photo paper. Applicants should not send originals photos, because they will not be returned. Digital photos must be in .jpg format and may be emailed to

A printed copy of the Veteran’s DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty) or other official documentation of individuals service should be included. Again, applicants should not send originals, as they will not be returned.

Applications without the required photo or documentation will not be accepted. 

The completed application form with photo, documentation and donation should be submitted by Sept. 18, 2020 to: Bernards Township Parks & Recreation, 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
When the application is processed, a confirmation email will be sent out.

Those with questions should call 908-204-3003, or email 

The application form is printed online.