Emporia Main Street is proud to offer you the opportunity to honor a veteran or someone currently active in the military while at the same time celebrating Emporia as the founding city of Veterans Day.  Each year over 250 Veterans banners hang downtown and at Emporia State University for approximately one month in conjunction with Veteran’s Day activities for four consecutive years. After the banner's four year term is completed, the banner is retired. Emporia Main Street will then contact sponsors to give them the retired banner and give sponsors the opportunity to reauthorize a new banner.

2020 Veterans Banner Applications will be accepted starting in April 15, 2020. Emporia Main Street will hold a lottery drawing for open banner spots in July 2020 in the Emporia Main Street office.  We will live stream the drawing on the Emporia Main Street Facebook page.  If your banner is selected, you will have 2 weeks to provide a picture and the $200 payment to Emporia Main Street. Pictures in uniform are required in a high quality digital form. If you do not have a digital copy, please bring the picture to the Main Street office and we will digitize the photo and return it to you in an appropriate time frame.

To submit an application you can click on the link below to print off a form and return it to Emporia Main Street, or you can fill out the electronic form below. DUE TO COVID-19, if you are printing off and application to complete you must return it via the mail  - no applications will be accepted at the office at this time. Mail all printed off applications to:

Emporia Main Street, 727 Commercial Street, Emporia KS 66801.

When completing your application, there are two lines that can be customized at the bottom of the banner. Each line can have 21 characters. Please see picture below for reference. Spaces do count as a charater.

Download and print application off here: 2020 Banner Application

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