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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 143 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 143

(By Delegate Ashley)

 

 

 

Requesting the Division of Highways to name bridge number 44-79-29.04NB, on Interstate 79 in Roane County, West Virginia, the “Sloan Brother’s Memorial Bridge.”

    Whereas, John Wilder Sloan married Flora Ethel Nida on December 20, 1917, and they were lifelong residents of Amma, West Virginia and the parents of eleven children. During the 1940's three of their children, Carl, Arch and Eugene served in the United States Military at the same time. Arch and Carl were in the United States Army and Eugene in the United States Navy. Their son Lovel served in the United States Army in 1954 and son Emmet from 1954 to 1959. Three of John and Flora’s grandchildren and three great grandchildren have served in the United States Military, two of them currently in foreign countries; and

    Whereas, The Sloan name is well-known and respected in southern Roane County, whether having served in the military or not for their contributions to their community as well as to the state and their county during military service; and

    Whereas, The community, children and grandchildren of these well-respected residents of Roane County believe that the lives of these members of the Sloan family, their community contributions and military service should be memorialized, by ensuring that future generations are aware of the lives, bravery, service and sacrifice in the cause of freedom by this remarkable family and sons of Roane County, West Virginia; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Legislature hereby requests the Commissioner of the Division of Highways to name bridge number 44-79-29.04NB, on Interstate 79 in Roane County, West Virginia, the “Sloan Brother’s Memorial Bridge”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to cause to be fabricated signs to be erected, containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming this bridge to be the “Sloan Brother’s Memorial Bridge”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of Transportation, the Commissioner of the Division of Highways, and the surviving family of the Sloan brothers.

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