TWICE EACH YEAR – Memorial Day Weekend and Veterans Day, white markers bearing the names and the conflict in which local deceased veterans served are displayed along Milton’s busiest roads. Any deceased veteran of a Milton family is qualified to be honored with a marker.
When the City of Milton was formed in 2006, Bill Lusk – a Milton resident and veteran of the Vietnam War having served with the US Navy Construction Battalion (Seabees) – initiated the marker memorials as a personal project. The popular tradition grew over the years, and volunteers joined in to assist with placing the markers and removing them after each holiday.
These white markers have become an important part of the Milton experience, and so many of us appreciate the work that goes on behind the scenes to coordinate this effort. Instinctively when the white markers come into view, we tap our brakes, slow ourselves down, and remember our fallen heroes.
The cities of Alpharetta and Milton will host ceremonies May 28 to commemorate the day and give tribute to deceased veterans. At 9AM on May 28, the City of Milton’s ceremony will take place on the plaza at City Hall. Thirty minutes later, at 9:30AM the City of Alpharetta and Rotary Club of Alpharetta will host their 3rd annual tribute at Alpharetta City Hall, 2 Park Plaza. The events are free and open to the public.