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Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 32 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 32

(By Senators Beach and Williams)

 

 

 

Requesting the Division of Highways name bridge number 31-857-10.20 over Cheat Lake, Monongalia County, West Virginia, the “U. S. Army and Air National Guard Col. Garry L. Bowers - Ices Ferry Bridge”.

    Whereas, Garry L. Bowers was a life-long resident of Morgantown where he attended West Virginia University starting his first public service job at the WCLG AM/FM Radio Station in Morgantown, West Virginia, as an announcer; and

    Whereas, In 1983, he became the owner of WCLG after many years of service; and

    Whereas, During his tenure at WCLG Garry L. Bowers began his second public service job by joining the Army National Guard in 1966; and

    Whereas, After four years of service, he transferred to the Air National Guard in 1970; and

    Whereas, During his service in the Air National Guard, Garry L. Bowers served active duty at Air Force Systems Command and then SAF/PA at the Pentagon, with a final assignment as the Reserve Deputy Director of Public Affairs; and

    Whereas, Upon retirement in 1998, he achieved full Colonel for his dutiful service; and

    Whereas, While serving his country, Colonel Garry L. Bowers also served his community by chartering the Rotary Club of Cheat Lake, West Virginia, in 1979; and

    Whereas, Garry L. Bowers became the first inaugural President of the Rotary Club of Cheat Lake, West Virginia, which committed itself, past and present, to various community initiatives, such as support of many annual scholarships, Cheat Lake Baseball Fields and Cheat Lake Volunteer Fire Department; and

    Whereas, Upon that fateful day in 2011, Colonel Garry L. Bowers passed away upon giving complete devotion of service to country and community; and

    Whereas, It is only fitting and proper that this bridge be named in his honor and that it henceforth stand as a permanent memorial so that Colonel Garry L. Bowers’ supreme public service for our nation and his community will never be forgotten; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 31-857-10.20 over Cheat Lake, Monongalia County, West Virginia, the “U. S. Army and Air National Guard Col. Garry L. Bowers - Ices Ferry Bridge”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the Bridge as the “U. S. Army and Air National Guard Col. Garry L. Bowers - Ices Ferry Bridge”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the family of Colonel Garry L. Bowers and to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation.

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