SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29
(By Senators Chafin, Williams, Klempa, Stollings, Plymale, Unger and Wills)
Requesting the Division of Highways to name approximately two miles of County Route 41 from Sweetwater Branch to Gourd Branch in Wayne County, West Virginia, the "Perry Brothers Memorial Highway".
Whereas, The Perry brothers - Clarence, Raymond, Curtis, Clyde Glen, Woodrow and James - were born in Wayne County, West Virginia, the son of James and Janievee Perry; and
Whereas, The Perry brothers were raised on Perry Ridge near Wilsondale and attended public schools in Wayne County; and
Whereas, The seven Perry brothers served their country in the United States Navy, with six of the brothers serving during World War II and the seventh brother serving during the Korean War; and
Whereas, Two of the Perry brothers remained in the Navy until retirement, while the other Perry brothers returned home to lead productive civilian lives as teachers, a federal mine inspector and a heavy equipment operator; and
Whereas, The Perry brothers played a significant role in the development of Cabwaylingo State Forest, helping to build trails, recreation buildings and otherwise helping to support the state forest; and
Whereas, Of the seven Perry brothers who gave such devoted service to their country, only two survive today - Woodrow and James; and
Whereas, It is only fitting and proper that we acknowledge the Perry brothers for their outstanding service to their country and for lives well-lived. They came of age during the Great Depression, endured numerous hardships for their country in World War II and the Korean War, and then returned home to help build a modern post-war America. Their lives personify the dignity, determination and selfless contribution that led Tom Brokaw to name their generation America's "Greatest Generation"; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways to name approximately two miles of County Route 41 from Sweetwater Branch to Gourd Branch in Wayne County, West Virginia, the "Perry Brothers Memorial Highway"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the road as the “Perry Brothers Memorial Highway”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to Woodrow and James Perry and to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation.