HONORING THOSE WHO SERVE: Jerry Taylor is ready to reinstall the banner honoring Shane Hunter, who is returning to active service after a brief return to civilian life. Taylor, who is a program manager at China Lake and vice mayor of the city, launched the Ridgecrest Military Banner Program in December 2010 as a way to pay respect to the men and women with local ties who are actively serving in the United States military forces. Since the banners started going up more than a year ago, Taylor has placed about 70 banners along the main thoroughfares of Ridgecrest. He also thanked Terry Mays of Mediacom for volunteering his time to help hang banners, and to Mike Cierotti of Factory GraphX for helping print and maintain the banners. Anyone wishing to make a donation or purchase a banner in honor of a loved one is encouraged to contact the Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce, which has both applications and sponsorship forms.

HONORING THOSE WHO SERVE: Jerry Taylor is ready to reinstall the banner honoring Shane Hunter, who is returning to active service after a brief return to civilian life. Taylor, who is a program manager at China Lake and vice mayor of the city, launched the Ridgecrest Military Banner Program in December 2010 as a way to pay respect to the men and women with local ties who are actively serving in the United States military forces. Since the banners started going up more than a year ago, Taylor has placed about 70 banners along the main thoroughfares of Ridgecrest. He also thanked Terry Mays of Mediacom for volunteering his time to help hang banners, and to Mike Cierotti of Factory GraphX for helping print and maintain the banners. Anyone wishing to make a donation or purchase a banner in honor of a loved one is encouraged to contact the Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce, which has both applications and sponsorship forms.

-- Photo by Laura Farris Austin
  • First Posted: 2012-07-24