Moreno Valley officials Friday asked residents interested in having “military appreciation banners and pavers” recognizing the service of loved ones created and put on public display as part of Memorial Day ceremonies to submit applications in the next three weeks.

“As a member of the California State Guard, I hold veterans and my fellow servicemen and women near and dear to my heart,” Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez said. “Our Military Appreciation Banners and Pavers Program is yet another way the city shows its respect and gratitude for all those who wear the uniform.”

According to the Parks & Community Services Department, personalized banners will be placed on light poles lining city streets, while pavers, which are inscribed bricks, will be laid around the Veterans’ Memorial at Civic Center Plaza.

The pavers contain names of veterans or active-duty personnel and their service branch. The banners are reserved specifically for active-duty personnel and show the service member’s picture with an American flag.

Banners require a $150 fee, while pavers are $200, according to the city.

Residents need to submit their requests by April 19. More information about the program, as well as applications for banners and pavers, is available at www.moval.org/vetsmemorial.

Memorial Day is May 31.

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