Arley’s ‘Banner Lady’ named Person of the Year by Arley Women’s Club

By JENNIFER COHRON, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 2/4/18

ARLEY — The woman behind Arley’s popular Military Banner Program was recently named Person of the Year by the Arley Women’s Club.

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Arley’s ‘Banner Lady’ named Person of the Year by Arley Women’s Club

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ARLEY — The woman behind Arley’s popular Military Banner Program was recently named Person of the Year by the Arley Women’s Club.

Juanita Culler, also known as the Banner Lady, brought the program to Alabama in June 2016 after her father-in-law was honored with a banner in his hometown of West Virginia.

Last year, more than 100 banners featuring the names and photos of area service members were displayed along County Road 41 and Helicon Road in May and November.

When the veterans go by and see their banners, it touches your heart,” said Culler, who has been a member of the Arley Women’s Club since 2013.

Two veterans of the Civil War and every individual killed in action whose name is inscribed on a monument in front of Meek High School are among those who have received a banner.

After Arley and Addison initiated the military banner program in 2016, a number of municipalities followed suit, including Jasper, Good Hope, Double Springs and Cullman.

Culler was named the Arley Women’s Club’s 2017 Person of the Year in December.

Since 2009, the club has selected a person who exemplifies values aligned with the club’s mission — community service, volunteerism and education.

The award is usually bestowed upon a community leader but is given every three years to a member of the women’s club.

The names of past winners are displayed on a plaque that hangs in the Arley Public Library.