Monday, May 10, 2010

City seeks veterans' information for Memorial Day.

Markers to be placed May 23.

MILTON, GA., May 10, 2010 - The City of Milton will hold its third annual Memorial Day ceremony May 31 and in preparation is adding veterans into the city's registry of service men and women.

Through two years of hard work and the generosity of residents, Milton has amassed a list of more than 100 veterans memorialized with markers placed on Deerfield Parkway the week of the holiday. The living and fallen veterans are also recognized for their service during the ceremony.

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
Suite 107A
Milton, GA 30004
Attn: Linda Matthews

There is also an online form available anytime at the City of Milton Web site. You may either click here or go to To access the form, click on the forms 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 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, who for three years has personally built, painted, engraved and placed the markers at his own expense.

The City of Milton's Memorial Day Ceremony will take place 10 a.m. Monday, May 31 at City Hall. This year's featured speaker is Brigadier Gen. Maria Britt, Commander of the Georgia Army National Guard. The program also includes a Missing Man flyover by Cumming-based precision flying demonstration group Team RV.

Please join us to remember the sacrifices made for our freedom.

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