About the Milan Veterans Wall

Milan residents, Tom Dupuis and Michael Armitage came up with the idea of building a Veterans’ wall of honor in Milan, with the Blue Star and World War II memorial.

The City of Milan, the Milan Garden Club, VFW, Beautification Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, American Legion and Moving Milan Forward provided additional support.

This wall is unique and includes the names of not only those that are deceased, but anyone from Milan who has honorably served in our military. The City of Milan’s Veterans wall is the only community in Monroe or Washtenaw County to have such a comprehensive tribute. 

Anyone who has served in the military or is currently serving, and has gone to school in Milan, has lived, or currently lives in the 48160 zip code are eligible to have their name on the wall. Names will be accepted of persons both living and deceased.  In 2011, there were well over 150 names and as of 2018, we have over 1040 names on the wall.

There is still room to honor additional Veteran’s with a suggested donation of $100 per name. If you would like to add a name please fill out the form, mail it and the fee to 147 Wabash St, Milan, MI  48160 or bring the form/fee to City Hall.  Names need to be submitted with the fee by August 15th each year to have names added for the current year.  There will be a ceremony each Veterans Day on November 11th to recognize the names that have been added.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Ellen Bell at 734-439-4307 or email at ellenb@milanmich.org.