Don proudly served in the United States Navy from January 18, 1952 until December 21, 1955 when he was honorably discharged. Don was a local champion of veterans’ causes and served for over 35 years as Troy Township Trustee until his passing on May 20, 2017.
Don was posthumously recognized as the inaugural inductee into the Veterans Honor Roll of Troy Township which will now and forever be known as The Donald D. Walden Veterans Honor Roll of Troy Township. This is Troy Township’s small way of making sure that Don’s legacy and his never ending support of our local veterans lives on.
Going forward, Troy Township veterans may apply to be inducted into the veterans honor roll. Inductees will be honored with a certificate and thanked for their service at a Troy Township Board meeting. Inductees will also have their names and service dates memorialized on an engraved plaque that will be on the Veterans Wall in the Troy Township Community Center.
Additionally, Troy Township will spearhead an annual collection drive in Don’s name to support a military service and/or veterans related cause such as the American Legion, Veteran’s Assistance Commission, Operation Support our Troops, etc.
Troy Township wishes to thank Don Walden, veterans across the nation, and all of those who are currently serving for their time, dedication, and sacrifice for our freedom.
For any questions regarding The Donald D. Walden Veterans Honor Roll of Troy Township, please feel free to call 815-744-1968.