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Hometown Heroes: Roger L. Sheets Jr.

Banners illustrating hometown heroes, like Roger Sheets Jr., have lined Main Street in Bel Air since Veterans Day and will likely stay up through the middle of January.

We all have heroes, both living and gone, and this year Bel Air is honoring in a public fashion those who served in the military.

Roger L. Sheets Jr. is featured on one the currently on display on Main Street. Each banner honors a man or woman from Harford County and the surrounding area who has served in the military.

Sheets, a Bel Air resident, has served in the U.S. Air Force during the global war on terror. His parents, Roger Sheets Sr., who ran in the 2010 election for Harford County sheriff, and Kitty Sheets sponsored a banner in his name.

The 2011 Hometown Hero Banner Program was started by the in observance of the 100th anniversary of .

The $200 cost of sponsorship went toward supporting the Bel Air Downtown Alliance, Bel Air Veterans Day Parade and .

Bel Air Patch will continue highlighting these heroes. Check back each day to see a new hometown hero.

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