Memorial names now being taken

Many people have visited or at least seen the Veterans Memorial located on the south end of Chilton.

It is a tribute to all the branches of military services.

Now is the time for the annual signup period to put new names with the others at the memorial. To do that, people will need to submit an application, along with application fee, and their DD Form 214, said Gene Sinner, who handles this aspect for the memorial. The signup period ends March 1.

This is the first step in the process to add names to the memorial for 2021. It culminates when the names and related information for the veteran are sandblasted into the polished stones that line the walkway to this tribute to the men and women who have served their country in the military service. The sandblasting has always been completed sometime during May of each calendar year and that is appropriate so that they are in place by Memorial Day. 

To have a name added to the memorial, the plaque donor must complete an application form and submit the form and payment to the Chilton City Clerk’s office, 42 School St., Chilton, WI 53014. Forms are available at the City Clerk’s Office, the Calumet County Veterans Service office at the courthouse, or online. To do it online, go to Scroll to the bottom to the blue strip and click on “Memorials.”

The plaques are available in two sizes—a three-line version for $200 and a six-line for $250. Checks should be made out to the City of Chilton with Veterans Memorial in the memo line. 

To get a name on the memorial, three things are needed—first, the completed application as cited above; the application fee; and a copy of the veteran’s DD Form 214. If a veteran does not have the DD Form 214, their county Veterans Service officer can usually help. The deadline to submit a name is March 1, 2021.

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