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Milton Wants Veterans To Add To City Registry

The city has a list of nearly 600 living or deceased veterans, and 325 service men or women have been memorialized during the week of Memorial Day.

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch
The seventh annual Memorial Day ceremony is fast approaching and the city of Milton is calling on residents to help them add more names to its registry of men and women who've served in the military.

The City of Milton's Memorial Day Ceremony will take place 10 a.m. Monday, May 26 at Freedom Park at 13200 Deerfield Parkway. 

The city has a list of nearly 600 living or deceased veterans, and close to 325 service men and women have been memorialized along Deerfield Parkway during the week Memorial Day. 

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.

Since Milton does not have access to a government database revealing who has served in the military, the city relies on residents to notify them of the veterans residing in the area.

If you, a friend or someone in your family is or was a veteran, please fill out the form on the city's website. The form can be dropped off at City Hall, faxed to 678-242-2499 or mailed to: Milton City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107A Milton, GA 30004 Attn: Jason Wright.

You may also go online to access the form. Once Milton receives the information, it will be placed in a database. That database will be sent to City Councilman Bill Lusk, who for seven years has personally built, painted, engraved and placed the markers at his own expense.

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