Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Veterans’ markers on Deerfield, in Crabapple.

Courtesy City of Milton

In preparation for the City of Milton’s Veterans Day Freedom Park opening (click here for more information), markers have been placed on Deerfield Parkway and throughout Crabapple.
To see the veterans honored, plus a map detailing their marker location, click here.

Through five years of hard work and the generosity of residents, Milton has amassed a list of more than 600 living and fallen veterans, 348 of whom are memorialized Nov. 3 through Nov. 17. 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. There is NO CHARGE for the service.

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 this form.
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 five years has personally built, painted, engraved and placed the markers at his own expense.

The names will then also be used in the City of Milton’s yearly Memorial Day service.
Please note: Only veterans who have passed away receive markers. Living veterans will have their service recognized with inclusion in lists printed for Memorial and Veterans days.

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