The Blue Water Area Fallen Heroes Community Banner Program was introduced by members of the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Council, the St. Clair County Department of Veteran Affairs, and a student leadership class project from Croswell – Lexington High School as a way to honor the community’s military heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice to their country. St. Clair County has over 550 service members who have died in service to their country from World War I to the current War on Terror.
The Community Banners will feature the fallen heroes’ photograph, rank, name, branch of service, war conflict, age, and city in which they resided. The St. Clair County Veterans Council is reporting that they have scanned 197 images of the 568 St Clair County GI’s who died while in service. The group is asking that the community continue to help find family and friends of those lost to complete the project. Right now, the focus is on finding individuals who served from Vietnam to the present. The project is at no cost to family members, and a full list of those the group is currently trying to find can be found on the St. Clair County Veterans Council’s Facebook page.