Main Street discusses veteran banners


The Gonzales Main Street Board met for their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, Sept. 15, at Gonzales City Hall.

One of the main items discussed during the meeting was the veteran memorial banners. Main Street director Tiffany Hutchinson-Padilla gave some background about the memorial banner, saying the “Veterans Honor Banner Project was founded in 2020” by the Main Street board. The project included personalized banners that would commemorate the veterans in Gonzales.

“The banners were to be displayed on 36 light poles throughout downtown historic Gonzales during the month of November leading up to Veterans Day, as well as in the month of May.” Padilla said. “The banners featured a photo of the veteran along with information such as their service branch, date of service, and battles they fought in.”

Padilla told the board that Main Street would like to reignite the veteran memorial banner program and would reach out to those who have purchased banners in the past and those who would like to purchase a banner for display.

At the end of the year, people who purchased banners have the option to keep it or they can elect that the banner be left on display for another year for an additional $150.

The board approved unanimously to reignite the Veteran Memorial Banner project.

In other business, the board approved the following agenda items:

• approved changes regarding the GEDC agreement

• approved to advisory board representation of the Main Street to downtown businesses.

• approved to have a committee to go out and ask businesses about third Thursday Downtown event.