The Memorial

Our Memorial

Proudly displayed is a veteran's plaque attached to the center stone monument as a granite slant monument engraved with the (Prisoner of War) POW - (Missing in Action) MIA emblem rests at its base. Six granite monuments engraved with the names of the 61 deceased veterans and the wars in which they died are placed behind and to each side of the center stone monument. The American Flag, those of our military services and the POW-MIA flag fly high in the background overlooking the site. Engraved memorial bricks honoring veterans and recognizing non-veteran supporters are displayed in the foreground. This is all enhanced by beautiful landscaping which is serenely lighted at dusk.

Inside the Library

Inside the library immediately on the right is the Wall of Honor on which is a wall plaque containing the names of our 61 Trenton veterans who sacrificed their lives while engaged in the foreign wars: Spanish-American, World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Two lighted military tribute cases, one on each side of this memorial plaque, display military memorabilia of local veterans. Further inside the library, bookshelf ends display stately brass plates engraved with a tribute to each of the 61 deceased veterans.

As you stroll through the grounds of the library, you may be lucky enough to hear the sounds of Flemish church bells playing appropriate military or seasonal choruses (melodies). These bells toll on the hour from 9 am through 6 pm daily and are being played for your reflection and enjoyment.

Memorial Bricks

Be an integral part of our memorial project by purchasing a non-veteran memorial brick in memory of or in honor of your family or a loved one. It will be proudly displayed along the memorial brick walkway in front of the monument site. Forms to purchase memorial bricks are available at Trenton City Hall or online.

A memorial brick reference binder has been created and is available at the library reference desk for those interested in easily locating a specific memorial brick. The binder is organized in two segments - alphabetically and by section.

Tribute Case Display

Guidelines have been established for those wanting to display their family military memorabilia and are available at Trenton City hall or online.

Maintenance & Perpetual Care of Our Memorial

If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to help with the cost of maintaining this Memorial, you can do so by sending a check made payable to the City of Trenton, indicating the War Monuments Project on the memo line, and mailed to:
City of Trenton
2800 Third Street
Trenton, MI 48183