Milton committee considers memorial banners

September 28, 2020

Milton’s Streets and Sidewalk Committee is planning to approach Milton Town Council with a project to erect memorial banners honoring service men and women from town.

The committee finalized its proposal at its Sept. 15 meeting and agreed to bring it before the council in October. 

The idea of putting up memorial banners came after town officials saw similar banners in Lewes. Each banner honors a service member with ties to the area who served overseas.

Chairman Emory West said the banners have been priced at $200 apiece.

Anyone who wants to honor a veteran with a banner will have to pay for it themselves. West said the banners would be placed around town, starting with the light poles in Milton Memorial Park and moving out to Union Street.

He said the idea to start with the poles in the park first was because the town owns those poles, whereas the Union Street poles are owned by Delmarva Power, although he added the town has been given permission by Delmarva Power to use them. 

The committee also debated whether it should enlist a prominent veteran around the area to help with the campaign, and agreed to contact the local VFW and American Legion chapters to take part in the program.

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