Blue Star Banner adds names of two in military


More salutes to military personnel have been raised as part of the City of Fort Wayne’s Blue Star Banner program. Mayor Tom Henry announced the program will continue in 2017 for its fourth year.

The Blue Star Banner initiative started in May 2014 and recognizes Fort Wayne residents and city government employees who are actively deployed. On May 9, crews installed the banners of 14 service members, including two new banners honoring: Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael D. Fisher, U.S. Navy; and Lance Cpl. Nicholas Didion, 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 may contact Karen Richards, Mayor’s Office, (260) 427-2146 and