Fifty-five banners promoting Veterans placed in downtown core last week
By Pat Payton
Out of respect for our Veterans who have served this country, Forman Electric won’t be charging the town for hanging the Legion banners downtown. They will remain there during the Remembrance period, which ends Nov. 11.
Andy Forman and his employees hung a total of 31 of the banners last Friday morning. Thirteen of the 24-inch wide by 46-inch tall vinyl banners were placed on Queen Street, and another 18 on downtown side streets. Another 24 are being displayed in store-front windows.
“I want to donate my time and my employees’ time,” Forman told the Independent. “It’s because of Forman Electric’s respect for the effort and sacrifice of all the Veterans.”
The Legion banners were made by Ben Gerber, who owns a small business in St. Marys called Distinct Decals. Gerber, who works out of his Church Street South home, started constructing the banners Sept. 24.
Forman and his crew, meanwhile, will also be taking down the banners at the end of the Remembrance period.