Almost everyone has noticed the lovely street banners hanging all over Middle Village, which honor the victims of that terrible day, September 11, 2001.
Designed by Juniper Park Civic Association President, Bob Holden, the banners depict our great American flag and the two World Trade towers. The JPCA hired SignMaster, a Brooklyn based sign company, for the production and installation of the banners.
The banners were the brainchild of Ed Kampermann of the Juniper Park Civic Association. They are still going up and so far, over 100 have been ordered from every corner of our community. “We have had an outpouring of community support and the program keeps growing,” says Holden “We feel these banners show how united and patriotic this community is and they will act as a daily reminder to remember those who lost their lives in the attack on the World Trade Center.
Completed just in time for the September 11th first anniversary candlelight vigil held in Juniper Valley Park, the banners waved proudly–defiant and steadfast– in the pouring rain from light poles surrounding the park, along Eliot Avenue, Metropolitan Avenue and other locations. Community members were just as steadfast, staying for the entire vigil held under the banners honoring our lost loved-ones.