2022 Platinum Hermes Banner

Our community is a great place to grow, but it came at a cost. Countless men and women sacrificed in the name of peace, and it is through their sacrifice that we enjoy the freedoms we have today. Their service has not been, nor will be forgotten.

That's why the Town of Taber has implemented a Veterans Banner Program, and new for 2022, an Oral History Project (Taber Talks), with the first focus being on Veterans.

The Veterans Banner Program is not unique to Taber; it has been put forth in other communities across Canada (and the United States). This is one way the Town has chosen to recognize, honour, and remember all those who sacrificed so that we can live in peace, in partnership with our local Royal Canadian Legion Branch #20 (Taber). The "Taber Talks" Oral History project is brand-new for 2022, and we hope that capturing the voices and stories of our local veterans serves to enhance our citizens' understanding and connection to the people who have served our country.

To learn more about the brand-new Taber Talks Oral History Project, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

We hope that by displaying the names, faces, and stories of our veterans that our community will be able to connect with the everyday people who made the extraordinary decision to serve their country.

Please scroll down for information on the Veterans Banner Program and for the Oral History Program.

We will remember them.

Banner Program Details

Please click below for answers to all your questions regarding our Veterans Banner Program. If you have any questions which are not answered below, please contact us for more information.

Application Form & Deadline
Cost of a Banner
Eligibility of Veterans
Photo Requirements
When will the banners be hung?
What does the banner look like?
Who can sponsor a banner?
Can I put the veteran's rank on the banner?

Veterans Banners: Frequently Asked Questions

I don't have a veteran in mind, but still want to participate. How do I do this?
Can I choose what lamp post my banner goes on?
The veteran I want to honour is still alive. May I still sponsor their banner?
Is this a fundraiser?
The veteran I want to honour was not from Taber. Can I still purchase a banner?
Someone already purchased the name of the veteran I wanted to honour. Can there be two banners with the same veteran?
What happens to the banners after November 15th?
Can I hang my banner up next year?
What happens if the banners are damaged?

Taber Talks: Oral History Project

You have seen the names and faces of some of our veterans on banners, but soon you will be able to hear their voices and stories.

The Town of Taber is embarking on an oral history project called Taber Talks, and the first part of the project is dedicated to our Veterans! The Town will be completing professionally filmed oral history interviews with local veterans who live within the Town of Taber and the Municipal District of Taber.

These interviews will explore the sacrifices that our local veterans made and endured, and will be published in a professional documentary and (eventually) a short book to commemorate those stories for generations to come.

The Town of Taber is accepting applications from local veterans to be part of this project. Space is limited, so applications are requested and required. 

How do I Apply for Taber Talks?
How will the Veterans be chosen?
Do I have to be filmed?
I'm the family of a Veteran and I know their stories. Can I apply to be recorded?
How will the oral histories be used?
What is an Oral History?
Who will be doing the interviews?
What if the Veteran finds it difficult to talk about their service?
When will the filmed interviews be made available to the public?

Grant Acknowledgements:

The Town of Taber would like to acknowledge the following for their grant support of this project:

  • Community Foundation's 2022 Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural Life Grant 
  • This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada's 2022 Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Grant (Community Projects Component). Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada.

Additional Acknowledgements:

The Town gratefully acknowledges the Taber Irrigation Impact Museum for generously allowing us to use their historic photos in our Oral History Poster.

Disclaimer: 

The Town of Taber accepts no liability for the information provided as part of the Veterans Banner Project or the Oral History Project. The Town of Taber does not guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any information submitted by members of the public in regards to these projects. Responsibility to provide accurate details regarding the veteran’s name, service, and other information lies solely with the submitter and/or sponsor and the Town of Taber accepts no liability or responsibility for inaccurate or false information.