Veterans Banners Return to Eustis

Published on September 21, 2021

Vet Fest Organizers hold Veterans Banners

For local radio personality Billy Matthews, the banner hanging in Downtown Eustis last year to honor his father's military service was an emotional sight. "I appreciated my dad's military banner hanging in Eustis last year," said Matthews who hosts the Lake County Sports Show on WQBQ 1410 am.  "It was an honor for his banner to be hanging with all the other locals who have bravely served our country."

The third annual Hometown Heroes Program, which will install banners on decorative light poles in downtown Eustis and at Sunsational Farms in Umatilla from late September through November 12th, honors the men and women of Lake County who serve and served in the nation’s armed forces.  The banners are sponsored by local citizens and businesses, with a portion of the proceeds helping to support Vet Fest Lake County, a multi-day event which runs from October 29th - 31st.

The banner program, which was created by the Lake County-based company Celebrating Heroes, is being administered by Harden Pauli Funeral Home in Eustis, Florida.  "Our job is to honor lives and the memory of those who have passed," says Mark Taylor of Harden Pauli Funeral Home.  "This program is one more way for us to honor those who have served." 

To sponsor a banner or to resubmit a banner from either of the previous two years, please visit Harden Pauli Funeral Home at 1617 South Bay Street in Eustis,, or call them at (352) 357-4126.  

For more information about 2021 Vet Fest Lake County, including sponsor, parade, vendor, and volunteer opportunities, please call the City at (352) 483-5491 or email