April 12, 2018

City Honors Military with Banner Program

The City of Batesville proudly honors the brave men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces through its Military Recognition Banner Program.

This project will showcase at least 55 banners which will be displayed from Memorial Day to Veterans Day for consecutive years on light poles around downtown Batesville. This military recognition program will also include a walking guide with biographical information and the opportunity for families to receive their banner as a keepsake at the conclusion of the program.


“This is our way of thanking the veterans and active duty servicemen and women in a more personalized fashion for the sacrifices they’ve made,” said Mayor Mike Bettice. “They were willing to leave our comfortable and safe community to go into harms way and make the world a better place, we can never thank them enough.”

Community members are welcome to submit a service member, living or deceased, who lives in the Batesville area. An application is attached to this news release and is available at the Memorial Building or online at

Pictures in uniform are preferred in a high-quality, high-resolution digital format. If you do not have a digital copy, please bring the picture to the Memorial Building along with the application and the designer will be able to digitize the photo and return it to you in an appropriate time frame.

Submission process:

Submissions will be chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis and be verified by a committee that represents organizations such as the VFW and the American Legion. If the service member is living, he or she must approve their participation in the program.

Funding for the program was approved by Batesville City Council in April 2018. Those seeking more information may contact Community Development Director Steven Harmeyer at or (812) 933-6116.