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SCR8 SUB1 Senate Concurrent Resolution 8 History

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE

FOR

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8

(By Senators Laird, Miller and Unger)

[Originating in the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]

 

Requesting the Division of Highways to name the portion of Route 38, from its intersection at Route 16 to its intersection at Route 61, in Fayette County, West Virginia, the “Sizemore Moran Veterans Memorial Road”.

    Whereas, Jackson Douglas Sizemore, Phillip Sizemore, Arthur Sizemore, Fred Sizemore, Ralph Sizemore and Harry Moran, the sons and son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Sizemore, Sr., of Oak Hill, West Virginia, all served their country admirably in the United States armed forces; and

    Whereas, Jackson Douglas Sizemore enlisted in the Army on August 2, 1939, and was stationed on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, where he served during the attack on Pearl Harbor; and

    Whereas, Phillip Sizemore, Jr., enlisted in the Navy on September 29, 1942, and after being stationed in California served his country in the South Pacific; and

    Whereas, Arthur Sizemore enlisted in the Navy on September 17, 1941, where he was assigned to the Naval Cook and Bakers’ School at Norton Heights, Connecticut, and went on to serve for more than two years in the Caribbean; and

    Whereas, Fred Sizemore enlisted in the Navy on September 20, 1940, served on the U. S. S. Phoenix, a cruiser with the Pacific fleet, and battled the Japanese during the invasion of Pearl Harbor; and

    Whereas, Ralph Sizemore enlisted in the Navy on September 14, 1943, was assigned to the United States Naval Air Technical Training Center in Chicago, served all over the Pacific and fought in the Battle of Leyte Gulf; and

    Whereas, Harry Moran, brother-in-law of the Sizemore brothers, enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps, received his basic training at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland, was a member of the Flying Tigers and went on to serve his country in Asia; and 

    Whereas, Jackson Douglas Sizemore, Phillip Sizemore, Arthur Sizemore, Fred Sizemore, Ralph Sizemore and Harry Moran did a great service to their country in time of conflict and war, and will always be remembered for their service; and

    Whereas, It is fitting and proper to create a lasting tribute in honor of the Sizemore-Moran brothers for their dedicated service to their country; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name the portion of Route 38, from its intersection at Route 16 to its intersection at Route 61, in Fayette County, West Virginia, the “Sizemore Moran Veterans Memorial Road”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the route as the “Sizemore Moran Veterans Memorial Road”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and to Arthur and Ralph Sizemore.

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