A number of volunteers and Create Buckhannon members assisted with the hanging of Walk of Valor banners Wednesday morning in Jawbone Park. Pictured above, from left, are Tristen Zakovec, Tuan Le, Dr. Joe Reed, a volunteer, Trinity Zakovec and Jordan Zakovec. / Photo by Beth Christian Broschart

A time to pay tribute: Create Buckhannon, volunteers hang Walk of Valor banners in Jawbone

BUCKHANNON — Ahead of Memorial Day, a slew of volunteers helped Create Buckhannon hang nearly 700 Walk of Valor banners earlier this week in Jawbone Park.

The banners, which honor the service of veterans and current military members, are typically hung throughout the summer season from Memorial Day through Veterans Day. Spearheaded by Create Buckhannon, the project now encompasses an estimated 690 banners, which were hung bright and early Wednesday morning in Jawbone Park.

Volunteers stop by to help Create Buckhannnon hang an estimated 690 Walk of Valor banners Wednesday morning in Jawbone Park.

Handfuls of volunteers stopped by to assist Create Buckhannon members hang the banners. In a Facebook post, Create Buckhannon thanked TKS for allowing them to utilize two lifts, the City of Buckhannon for providing another lift and assistance from employees, and volunteers. They also credited Pop’s Furniture for providing cold water for the group.

If anyone would like to submit an application for a Walk of Valor for the 2022 season, please email create.buckhannon@gmail.com.

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