SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church, in partnership with the Township of Scotch Plains, the Borough of Fanwood, American Legion Post 209, and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10122, is continuing the Hometown Heroes banner program in 2020.

Banners for those who were a part of Phase I will be put up again in May, and banners for Phase II will be added. Phase II will continue to recognize those veterans (living and deceased) and active duty military personnel who live or have lived in Scotch Plains or Fanwood.  

Individuals are eligible to participate if they are currently serving or have served in any one of the following branches of the U.S. Armed Forces:

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  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Coast Guard
  • Marines
  • Navy
  • Merchant Marines
  • Women Airforce Service Pilots (World War II) 

This will be the final chance to participate in the Banner Program. The Hometown Heroes committee cannot honor any requests to place a banner in a particular location. For more information, visit the Hometown Heroes page of the Scotch Plains Township website. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily local news source. Sign up for our free daily eNewsletter and “Like” us on Facebook and Twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.