May 18, 2016 - Mayor Tom Henry today announced the City of Fort Wayne’s Blue Star Banner program will continue in 2016.

The Blue Star Banner initiative started in May 2014 and recognizes City of Fort Wayne residents and City government employees who are actively deployed. Through the first two years of the initiative, 52 banners have been displayed to honor service members.

Earlier today, crews installed the banners of five service members:
Lieutenant Christopher T. Gerber, U.S. Navy
Lieutenant Christopher M. Jozwiak, U.S. Navy
Petty Officer Brandon Parrish, U.S. Navy
Petty Officer Chase Poling, U.S. Navy
Lance Corporal Andrew Waikel, U.S. Marine Corps 

Family and friends of deployed military personnel are encouraged to complete an application at Once the applications are reviewed, banners will be made and displayed on light poles along West Jefferson Boulevard from the Time Corners area to Swinney Park. Banners will be displayed through November and then removed during the winter months. 

Individuals or companies interested in making a donation to the Blue Star Banner program by being a sponsor may contact Karen Richards, Mayor's Office, (260) 427-2146 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.