Those who frequent Bel Air's Main Street may be familiar with the town's Hometown Heroes banners, which have decorated downtown lampposts with the faces and names of local veterans for the past two years.
The banners were originally put up in time for Veterans Day of 2011, but they were mysteriously absent as this year's military-centered commemoration rolled around Tuesday.
Mayor Rob Reier said the Bel Air Downtown Alliance, which is in charge of the banners, is in a bit of flux, as its director, Erika Quesenbery, recently resigned.
"The Downtown Alliance is planning not to put them up," he said. "The Alliance is going through a little bit of change, as far as directors are concerned."
"The rationale we got was the Alliance was looking to refurbish some of the banners because they were tattered and worn," Reier said. "We were planning on moving forward with it, but they were the ones who put the brakes on it."