Frequently Asked Questions

Why was the project started and by whom?

The Markers were initiated in 2007 by Bill Lusk, a Vietnam Veteran and United States Navy SeaBee. He decided to create a tradition in the newly formed City of Milton to promote Patriotism, instill Pride in the City of Milton, raise awareness of those who served in our Armed Services, and to recognize ALL Veterans who had a connection to the new City.

How are the Veterans chosen to have their names on the Markers?

Any deceased Veteran related to a City of Milton family, is qualified to be honored with a Marker. A Veterans Marker Application may be obtained on the City of Milton website, or on the website. The completed application may be mailed to the City of Milton or to Milton Veterans Memorial Markers Inc. at 1955 Drummond Pond Rd., Milton, GA 30004.

What is the charge for a Memorial marker?

There is no charge.

Is the project funded by the City of Milton?

No. The City does not provide any financial assistance to Milton Veterans Memorial Markers Inc. (MVMM )

How is the project funded?

Milton Veterans Memorial Markers Inc. is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization and is supported by donations of money and/or items in kind that are used in the construction, placement and maintenance of the Markers.

Who governs the Milton Veterans Memorial Markers Inc.?

The Milton Veterans Memorial Markers Inc., is governed by a Board of Directors of community- minded volunteers.

Do any of the members of the Organization receive any pay for their services?

No. None of the members of the Board of Directors or any other members of the organization receive any monetary compensation for their services.

Who manufactures the Markers?

All of the Markers have been made by Bill Lusk. (He will accept help).

Once he has made the Markers, what happens to them?

The Markers are stored in trailers owned by the MVMM. The trailers are stored in covered space that is currently donated. They are displayed twice yearly.

Where are the Markers emplaced?

The Markers are along major thoroughfares in the City of Milton.

When are the Markers displayed?

The markers are displayed for two weeks starting from the weekends before Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

How can I find an individual Marker?

The Markers are sequentially numbered according to when the application was received by Bill Lusk. There is an alphabetical roster on the website that shows the number assigned to each Marker. Each year there will also be a map of where in the City of Milton the Markers are located. Once you have found the Marker number, you can then locate the general location on the map. Each Marker bears its number on the top of the Marker which will aid you in finding the specific location.

Who places the Markers along the thoroughfares?

The Markers are emplaced and removed by volunteers. If you are interested in helping, please contact Bill Lusk or Ronnie Rondem (404-558-0098)

Will I need any special tools or skills to help?

We recommend that you have work gloves and wear temperature- appropriate clothing, and bring along a smile.

How are monetary donations spent?

Annual expenses may include: Purchase of new materials for New Markers; for the maintenance of “old” Markers; purchase of additional trailers for the storage; transport and maintenance of the Markers; purchase of flags to place on top of the Markers; storage location for the trailers, etc. One Hundred Percent (100%) of all donations are used for the construction and maintenance of the Markers

How can I contribute financially?

Any donations can be mailed to: CAPT (ret) Clint Johnson, Treasurer, 1955 Drummond Pond Rd., Milton, GA 30004