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Sponsors: Senator Hayes
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3293
Introduced in the Senate on January 10, 2013
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Transportation
Summary: Patriot Leonard A. Farrington 9/11 Memorial Bridge
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/10/2013 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 38) 1/10/2013 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 38)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE BRIDGE IN YORK COUNTY THAT CROSSES INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 77 ALONG SUTTON ROAD THE "PATRIOT LEONARD A. FARRINGTON 9/11 MEMORIAL BRIDGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS BRIDGE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "PATRIOT LEONARD A. FARRINGTON 9/11 MEMORIAL BRIDGE".
Whereas, on September 11, 2001, our nation suffered an attack on our soil from terrorists; and
Whereas, immediately after that attack, many individuals took to the streets in shock, horror, and disbelief as to what had happened; and
Whereas, patriotic citizens of this great United States pulled their American flags out of storage and hoisted them up flag poles across this country; and
Whereas, one such patriot was Mr. Leonard Farrington of Rock Hill, South Carolina who stood for hours on the Sutton Road overpass on Interstate Highway 77 waving his flag; and
Whereas, he later stored that flag in a special place and would pull it out of storage on each anniversary of September 11, 2001, made his way to the same bridge and waived the flag again for hours. He did this not for recognition or personal gain, but he did it for his love of the United States of America; and
Whereas, at the age of eighty-nine, Mr. Farrington would no longer physically perform this patriotic duty, so in 2011, he passed his flag on to the Rolling Thunder Chapter 1 of Rock Hill, South Carolina, who took up the charge in his honor; and
Whereas, in January 2012, Mr. Farrington passed away, but his legacy will continue with Rolling Thunder; and
Whereas, it would be appropriate to forever recognize Mr. Leonard A. Farrington's patriotism by naming the bridge in York County that crosses Interstate Highway 77 along Sutton Road in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly request the Department of Transportation name the bridge in York County that crosses Interstate Highway 77 along Sutton Road the "Patriot Leonard A. Farrington 9/11 Memorial Bridge" and erect appropriate markers or signs at this bridge that contain the words "Patriot Leonard A. Farrington 9/11 Memorial Bridge".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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