PHILLIPS - The coronavirus took a toll on the Phillips community.
"It's been some very uncertain times here in the Phillips area, and as soon as these banners went up it was just a huge uplifting thing," said Stacie Prochnow of Phillips. "It's been great to be able to just show some respect for the veterans that are living in our area or have lived in our area and just to kind of boost our spirits in a very difficult time across the nation."
Stacie Prochnow partnered with the Chamber of Commerce to put up 18 banners of veterans past and present, all with a tie to the Phillips area.
They're also on the Chamber of Commerce website, where Prochnow wants to add pictures of the veterans' relatives under their banner. She's already taken her picture.
"We're standing underneath the banner that I had sponsored for my father-in-law," said Prochnow. "He was a World War II veteran in the United States Navy."
All 18 of the veterans sacrificed to put their country first, and to this day, they still inspire others in the face of hard times.
"It is just a wonderful opportunity for me to show my support for all the dedication that they have done over the years to support our country," said Prochnow.
The banners will be up until Veteran's Day.
You can learn about the honored veterans on the Phillips Area Chamber of Commerce website.