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President Rickey L. Armstrong Sr., the first banner hung in the city of Salamanca as part of the Hometown Heroes effort to honor & recognize those who have served

Project coordinated by the Salamanca IDA and the Cattaraugus County American Legion Auxiliary

Pictured above: President Armstrong’s Banner was the first to be hung in the city of Salamanca. Photo credit: Kellen Quigley

The first group of Hometown Heroes banners honoring Salamanca-area military veterans were hung the morning of Wednesday, May 13th on Broad Street. The first banner up was of Seneca Nation President Rickey L. Armstrong, Sr. at the corner of Cleo Street. Project organizers Ruthe Riehle (right), Salamanca IDA Director, and Sue Williams, Cattaraugus County American Legion Auxiliary President, look on as members of the Salamanca City Central School District’s facilities and grounds department secure the banner in place.

According to the Salamanca American Legion Auxiliary Facebook page, several more will be up in the next several weeks.

A note from the Salamanca American Legion:

Let me start by saying that if you don’t see your banner here, we have only begun! Several banners have been installed and more will be put up next week. There was a lack of hardware from the company who printed the banners for us, and also a time crunch for using volunteers. Some banners are still being printed. AND, you can still get a banner by contacting the IDA office at the City Building. Applications are still available – this will be an on-going project.

Thank you to all of the many volunteers who helped get these banners installed. Tim, Scott & Tom with the SCCS, the SRO for keeping us safe in traffic – to Jack and Kevin Hill for helping install the flags! We could not do this without everyone pitching in! THANK YOU!!

Additional Banners

Former Seneca Nation President Robert C. Hoag’s banner hangs in the city of Salamanca on Broad St. and Carson Waterman’s (Seneca artist) banner hangs on Broad St. as well.

As we celebrate Memorial Day, this project is a nice reminder to always remember and honor our service members. Nya:wëh for your service.