Milliken Veterans Memorial
The Town of Milliken wanted a special way to recognize all veterans, especially those current residents and former residents of the area.
The Veterans Memorial is located at the Milliken Police Station and stands as a reminder and symbol of the sacrifice these men and women make and have made for our country.
Freedom has its cost and honoring those who pay that debt is of utmost importance.
Thank you to all who have and continue to protect us all.
Veterans Honor/Memorial Bricks
Milliken Veterans Honor/Memorial Brick Information
Honor your loved one forever with a personalized brick that will be placed on the Milliken Veterans Memorial
Help Build Memorial for Our Hero Dead
“Tis only about a year ago that the local people heard with extreme sorrow and proud admiration of the supreme sacrifice of one of our own local boys, who went at the call of Uncle Sam and took up the fight for freedom and humanity for the entire world. That was Marine Lester March, who fell in active duty, after returning from a stay in the hospital after a minor wound.
It is fitting that his memory should be perpetuated by the citizens of this town and community. Practically every one of whom knew him personally and loved him, more so now than when we could see him and speak to him. His memory is the shining bright star of Milliken’s patriotism, and example to the future generations of this community.
Today two women have been around coming to citizens taking subscriptions for a bronze tablet with suitable engraving, this tablet to be placed in some public place in town, probably the school house or the base of the flag pole.
This scheme was originated and is being carried out by Mrs. C.C. Fuson and Mrs. O.L. Altvater and as they come to you for a little donation toward it, give what you can to help a worthy cause along.
They inquired into the matter and have the tablet at the monumental works in Greeley, and the expense of buying this will be a little over $100, then the placing of the same will add a little more to it, so be liberal enough to help push the thing to a successful conclusion.
When the tablet is placed, it has been suggested that there be some suitable exercise and a local holiday declared while it is being put in place.
If you have not been solicited for this, send a dollar or two to the ladies with your name, or leave it at one of the business places in town with instructions that it reach the right parties.
The Milliken Mail, June 26, 1919, Vol. 10
The proceeds from the Veterans Honor/Memorial Brick sales will be used to purchase a bronze plaque
In Memory Of:
Ralf Stroh ~ Killed in Action ~ World War II
Charles Wood ~ Killed in Action ~ World War II
John Belo ~ Killed in Action ~ World War II
Frank Tafoya ~ Killed in Action ~ Korean War