In 2017, the City of San Antonio officially received the trademark “Military City USA” after years of informal use. On Tuesday, the city unveiled new signs featuring the logo and designation. From now on, visitors and community members will see these special signs recognizing this designation throughout the Alamo Region.
These signs were requested by District 10 Councilman Clayton Perry. “For many of us who have served in the military, we choose to call San Antonio home when we leave the uniform. Even though I didn’t have any family nearby, I chose to settle here, raise my family, and now serve this great city,” Perry said. “San Antonio’s big city small town feel is perfect for our military.”
Joining Councilman Perry in remarks at the unveiling was the Mayor of San Antonio Ron Nirenberg, who said, “We are honored to have the military members living and working amongst us.” He relayed that the signs are an ideal way for us to show San Antonio’s commitment to supporting our military missions, as well as being a visible and lasting recognition of the impact that the Military has on our entire region.
Eight welcome signs have been placed throughout San Antonio with 14 remaining to be considered in the City’s 2020 Budget, at the cost of around $35,000. These signs will be placed across the city at highways and local landmarks, as well as at the San Antonio International Airport.