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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 17 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 17

(By Delegates Porter, Shott and Frazier)




Requesting the bridge on Route 460 below the Mercer Mall at the intersection of Route 19 near Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, specifically bridge number 28-19-5.40, be named "War Veterans of Mercer County Memorial Bridge."

Whereas, Mercer County's war veterans have participated in America's wars from the Revolutionary War to Iraqi Freedom and all of the wars in between; and
Whereas, The war veterans of Mercer County participated in The Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican-American War, War Between the States (Civil War), Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom and stand ready to serve their state and country in the future; and
Whereas, The service the brave men and women of Mercer County, West Virginia exemplifies the courage and bravery of West Virginians in time of war and this service and sacrifice should not go unnoticed and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, West Virginia Division, Southern Brigade, in conjunction with the other Veterans Organizations of Mercer County support and request that these services and sacrifices be recognized with a bridge in their honor and memory; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 28-19-5.40 on Route 460 below the Mercer Mall at the intersection of Route 19 near Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, be named "War Veterans of Mercer County 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 at each entryway of the bridge, containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the bridge to be named the "War Veterans of Mercer County Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways and the Veteran's Organizations of Mercer County.
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