To honor veterans, the Maspeth Chamber of Commerce and the United Veterans and Fraternal Organizations of Maspeth have partnered up to launch the Hometown Heroes banner program. In return for a $250 dona- tion, the program will dedicate a banner to a current or past resident of Maspeth who served in the armed forces. All 50 slots have been filled for this year, but your loved one may be put on a waitlist by filling out a form at