MILTON, Ga. – The city of Milton will once again display commemorative markers for the two weeks surrounding Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, and in preparation is adding veterans into the city’s registry of service men and women.
The markers will surround Freedom Park at the corner of Deerfield Parkway and Webb Road, which will officially open on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
Through five years of hard work and the generosity of residents, Milton has amassed a list of 586 living and fallen veterans, 335 of whom are memorialized with markers to be placed on Deerfield Parkway and Crabapple Road Nov. 3 – 17. Any deceased veteran of a Milton family is qualified to be honored with a marker. Information on living veterans will be used for recognition purposes. Living veterans do not receive markers. There is no charge for the service.
Each year, residents ask how their family members may be added to the registry. The city does not have access to a government database revealing who served in the military. Instead, it needs residents to tell it.
If a resident, a friend or someone in their family is or was a veteran, they can go to the city of Milton website at www.cityofmiltonga.us and access the online form. To access the form, click on the “Find a Form or Permit” tab at the top of the page and choose “Register military veterans’ information” from the “Online Forms” section at the top of the page.
Once the city has the information, it will be placed in a secure database. The names will then be sent to City Councilman Bill Lusk, who for five years has personally built, painted, engraved and placed the markers at his own expense.
The names will then also be used in Milton’s yearly Memorial Day service.
Please note: Only veterans who have passed away receive markers. Living veterans will have their service recognized with inclusion in lists printed for Memorial Day and Veterans Day.