Trenton City Hall: 2800 Third St. Trenton, MI 48183 | Phone: (734) 675-6500 Fax: (734) 675-4088


Trenton War Memorial
Photo Courtesy of Ilene Flanagan


Welcome to the Trenton War Memorial Home Page. Whereas we strive to recognize all that served, it is with a heavy heart that we remember the sixty-one servicemen from the Trenton community who lost their lives while serving in a foreign war. In 1998 the Veterans Memorial Committee established a memorial recognizing all veterans at the Trenton Veterans Memorial Library. On May 28, 2011 we were honored to have Lieutenant General Ronald F. Sams USAF (Retired) participate as we dedicated the enhancements to this memorial.

Photo Gallery Updated

We have recently updated our Photo Gallery design and functions. Please visit the Photo Gallery to see the new changes. New pictures will be added as soon as they become available. Enjoy!

War Monuments Dedication DVD

We are now selling copies of our 2 hour DVD of the project. The DVD's are available at Trenton City Hall, Trenton Veterans Memorial Library and the VFW Post 1888. They are $20 and the donation is tax-deductible and will be used solely for the perpetual care of the memorial site.

DVD's will also be available at the Trenton Mid-Summer Festival from July 13-15 at the VFW booth.

Please check back regularly for additional information by visiting this web site at

Our Memorial

Proudly displayed is a veteran's plaque attached to the center stone monument as a granite slant monument engraved with the POW-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 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, WWI, WWII, 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 simply by clicking here.

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 by simply clicking here.

Maintenance and 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