Remembrance Day Banners

Banners featuring photos of war veterans are featured on light posts in Downtown Greater Napanee each fall leading up to Remembrance Day.

The Downtown Greater Napanee Business Improvement Area and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 137 received a grant from The Town of Greater Napanee to begin this banner project with 33 banners. Each banner displays a photo and name of a veteran. They vary from the First World War to more recent service members. 

Sean Beek of Beek Designs created these banners, working with the photos and information that the Legion provided. “The date from which these photos were taken strongly determines output and reproduction quality. By the time these images see the banners, they are easily 5th generation files. This means simply, they have gone from film to paper, scan to a digital file to re-touched digitally and printed again.” Sean worked to crop, stamp and clone various scratches and blurry portions of the photo. Every effort was made to try and improve upon the image and sharpen the final product for print. 

A Flags Unlimited representative has reported that Sean did an incredible job. The photos are of excellent quality and will look stunning in our Historic Downtown. 

To continue this project in the future and make sure that the banners remain in good repair we are inviting donations to be made.