Friday, October 29, 2010

City seeks veterans' information for Veterans Day.

by Jonathan Copsey / Appen Newspapers

Milton - The city of Milton will once again display commemorative markers for Veterans Day, Nov. 11, and in preparation is adding veterans into the city's registry of service men and women.

Through more than two years of hard work and the generosity of residents, Milton has amassed a list of more than 150 fallen veterans memorialized with markers placed on Deerfield Parkway the week of the holiday.

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, they need veterans to tell them.

If you, a friend or someone in your family is or was a veteran, please send information to City Hall. You can drop off veterans' information in person at City Hall, fax it to 678-242-2499 or mail it to:

There is also an online form available anytime at the City of Milton Web site. Go to 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 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 names will then also be used in the Milton's yearly Memorial Day service.

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