The City of Milton will hold its eighth annual Memorial Day ceremony May 25 and in preparation is adding veterans into the city’s registry of service men and women.
Through years of hard work and the generosity of residents, Milton has amassed a list of nearly 700 living and fallen veterans, almost 391 of whom are memorialized with markers placed on Deerfield Parkway the week of the holiday. 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.
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, we need you to tell us.
If you, a friend or someone in your family is or was a veteran, please fill out the attached form below. You may drop it off at City Hall, fax it to 678-242-2499 or mail it to:
Milton City Hall
13000 Deerfield Parkway
Milton, GA 30004
Attn: Jason Wright
Once you give the City of Milton the information, it will be placed in a secure database. The names will then be sent to City Councilman Bill Lusk and the newly formed non-profit Milton Memorial Markers for Veterans, who will personally build, paint, engrave and place the markers.
The City of Milton’s Memorial Day Ceremony will take place 10 a.m. Monday, May 25 at Freedom Park, 13200 Deerfield Parkway (click here for directions).
Please join us to remember the sacrifices made for our freedom.