More than 160 tribute banners along the Lake Petit Dam in Big Canoe honor deceased veterans.

Smoke Signals will present a series of columns telling the stories behind the military banners displayed along Lake Petit Dam. We invite all those who have banners to consider sharing their stories. For those interested, email bschneider@smokesignalsnews.com

The Military Veterans Banners are sponsored by the North Georgia Veterans. Banner displays will occur each year during three, two-week periods that include Memorial, Independence and Veterans Days. For information about ordering a banner go to