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Thursday, May 03, 2012

City seeks veterans' information for Memorial Day.

Courtesy City of Milton

The City of Milton will hold its fifth annual Memorial Day ceremony May 28 and in preparation is adding veterans into the city's registry of service men and women.

Through three years of hard work and the generosity of residents, Milton has amassed a list of nearly 340 living and fallen veterans, 214 of whom are 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: Jason Wright

There is also an online form available anytime at the City of Milton Web site. You may either click here or go to www.cityofmiltonga.us. 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 28 at City Hall.

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

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