Bridgeville’s military banner program doesn’t just honor residents who served in America’s wars over the years — it’s also generating money to help veterans wounded in those conflicts.
The Bridgeville Parking Authority, which runs the banner program, recently donated $900 in banner proceeds to Western Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, a nonprofit group based in Eighty-Four, Pennsylvania.
The borough has sold 268 banners at $50 each since the program began in 2013, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
The banners are displayed in throughout the borough between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day.
From the Trib:
[Parking Authority President Mike] Connolly said he pitched the idea to the authority after seeing banners displayed in Castle Shannon.
Because both public works employees and borough volunteers assisted after the project began, the parking authority began saving a few dollars per banner, Connolly said.
Almost all members of the parking authority served in the military, and they chose Wounded Warriors as an appropriate organization to receive the funds.
“We’re not in the business of making money, but won’t pass on an opportunity to honor the military veterans of Bridgeville,” Connolly said.