Fort Wayne Blue Star Banner program begins sixth year

(Supplied/Mayor Tom Henry)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Mayor Tom Henry today announced the City of Fort Wayne’s Blue Star Banner program will continue in 2019.

The Blue Star Banner initiative started in May 2014 and recognizes City of Fort Wayne residents and City government employees who are actively deployed.

Crews have installed 15 banners. Ten are returning banners from 2018 and there are five new banners for 2019.

New banners:
Daren W. Armstrong, Captain/Chaplain, U.S. Army
Blake Braun, Senior Airman E4, United States Air Force
Nicholas Didion, Corporal Air Ground, U. S. Marine Corps
Christopher R. Gustafson, Master Sergeant, U. S. Army
Kenneth Wesolowski, GM2, U.S. Navy

Family and friends of deployed military personnel are encouraged to complete an application at Once the applications are reviewed, banners will be made and displayed on light poles along West Jefferson Boulevard from the Time Corners area to Swinney Park. Banners will be displayed through November and then removed during the winter months.

Individuals or companies interested in making a donation to the Blue Star Banner program may contact Karen Richards, Mayor’s Office, (260) 427-2146 and


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