Rohnert Park is a compassionate community that strives to express its admiration and gratitude for those making a difference — either close to home or serving the country overseas. The Military Banner program initiated and founded by community member Andy Durkee demonstrates the steps community members take to show their compassion.
Last week 10 banners were hung in the City Center Plaza, recognizing Rohnert Park residents that are serving in active military duty. It includes all branches of the Military: the Air Force, the Army, the Marines, the Navy and the Coast Guard. The pilot program was approved by the Parks and Recreation Commission this past November.
As Durkee built awareness about the program it gained immediate interest throughout the community and local media. The program is supported by sponsorship dollars provided by family members and local businesses. This is the first program of its kind in Northern California; it emulates similar programs in Southern California.
The city appreciates Durkee's efforts to make this program a success and is proud to support our local men and women serving in the Military.