Courtesy Appen Newspapers
November 10, 2009
Milton Councilman Bill Lusk shows off a marker he is repairing to commemorate veterans in Milton for Veterans Day, Nov. 11. It is one of 90 such crosses Lusk paid for and built himself in the workshop of his business, Lusk and Associates Inc. Every year, the councilman repaints and repairs each marker.
The crosses are placed on Deerfield Parkway in Milton the week before and after Veterans and Memorial day. To include a loved one, visit the city's Web site, www.cityofmiltonga.us.
"Still a lot of people don't realize they can have a marker out there for a deceased member of their family," said Lusk.
And as for bankrolling the project himself — he wouldn't give a figure for how much he's spent — Lusk said its just "part of being a patriot."
"Recognizing these folks who put their lives on the line, somebody's got to do this," he said.