House Concurrent Resolution 22

(By Delegates Manchin and Caputo)

[Introduced January 31, 2003; referred to the Committee on Rules.]

Requesting the Division of Highways to name I-64 from the Virginia State Line to the Kentucky State Line the "Purple Heart Trail".

Whereas, West Virginia owes a debt of gratitude to her sons and daughters who have served in the armed forces with distinction and returned and those who the winds of war have swept from these mountains forever; and
Whereas, It is a fitting tribute and a demonstration of our respect and our appreciation to name the entire I-64 corridor in memory of all West Virginians who have served so valiantly in all wars, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways to name I-64 the "Purple Heart Trail" and to erect signage as it deems appropriate in all rest areas facilities on the designated highway; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House is hereby to forward a copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways, the Secretary of the Department of Transportation, the Director of Veterans Affairs, the Secretary of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety and the Governor of the State of West Virginia.