August 23, 2021 - The City of Fort Wayne installed four new Blue Star Banners Thursday to honor and recognize City of Fort Wayne residents and City of Fort Wayne government employees who are actively deployed.

The following are being honored and recognized with the newly installed banners:

First Lieutenant Jessica Risher, U.S. Army

Corporal Matthew Anthony Magana, U.S. Army

Sergeant Zachary T. Madinksi, U.S. Army

Lance Corporal Tomas Vasquez, U.S. Marine Corps, also received a new banner due to his promotion.

Banners are displayed on light poles going east along West Jefferson Boulevard to Swinney Park.

The Blue Star Banner initiative started in May 2014 under the leadership of Mayor Tom Henry and has recognized more than 100 City of Fort Wayne residents and City government employees who have been actively deployed.

Family and friends of deployed military personnel are encouraged to complete an application at