Honoring Hometown Heroes
Banners for Daniel “Morgan” McVicker and his grandson, Daniel M. McVicker, hanging on Union Avenue in Alliance.
Their son, Danny, is honored by a banner that hangs directly north of State Street on Union Avenue. His banner hangs next to his grandfather’s (whom he was named after), Daniel “Morgan” McVicker who served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. Morgan’s banner was sponsored by his two other grandchildren Mollie Handy and Eddie Ricci. Morgan babysat his grandchildren as they grew up and Danny looked up to his grandfather as a patriot and role model. Morgan has since passed, but the memory of Morgan and his grandson Danny, along with their unique relationship was captured after Danny completed his basic training.
This spring, the city will install more poles which will allow the committee to display additional banners highlighting the lives of our hometown heroes. This program has been a great community experience and is generating much conversation among our residents and their children.
Know someone who should be recognized through the Veteran’s Banner Project?
Apply online through the City of Alliance.
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