CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A military tribute to Cape Coral veterans is in the works. The city, already home to several tributes, could soon display banners on light poles along Cape Coral Boulevard.
"I can't think of a better thing to put up on those pole to be honest with you," said Cape Coral Councilman, Rick Williams.
A banner symbolizing a simple "thank you" could soon be hung from this very light pole.
"We're recognizing the veterans and I think it's very important as a community that we go ahead and do that," Williams told WINK News.
It's a military tribute recognizing the sacrifice of all veterans from the City of Cape Coral-- those who selflessly put on their uniform, no matter which branch, to fight for our freedom.
"All the way from World War 1, all the way up, but also the boys who are over there now, the boys and girls who are over there now."
Each banner would display things like the Cape Coral soldiers picture, the time of his or her service, and any credentials they earned in the military. The Cape Coral Military Museum will run the program.
"I hope it will draw people in to come and see this, I wish more communities in the area would do the same thing."
Councilman Rick Williams spent over 20 years in the United States Navy. He says seeing a row of banners hoisted along the light posts on Cape Coral Boulvard, with a veteran on display, will say a lot about the city.
"I hope they would see Cape Coral sees a certain important to the veterans, Cape Coral acknowledges and thanks the veterans for what they do."
The idea came from a city employee. Williams says he knew right away it was a good one and moved forward with the project.
"When I got the picture and looked at it, my response to Gywne was this is a no brainer, absolutely!" This would not cost the City of a Cape Coral any money. In fact, they hope businesses or individuals will come forward to sponsor a banner.