October 12, 2009

Route 38 designated for Vietnam Veterans

I'm finally catching up to Saturday's Ithaca Journal, which reported that Route 38 from Owego through Dryden and Freeville to Groton and up to Sterling, NY near Lake Ontario has been designated the New York State Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Highway of Valor. There will be a Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway of Valor Tribute Ride on October 17th, starting in Owego:

Organizers said that "bikes, cars, trucks, military vehicles and helicopters are welcome," and asked participants to register between 8 and 9:45 a.m. on ride day at Marvin Park.

There's also more we could do locally to mark the road:

While the state can only erect signs at the ends of the route, communities are allowed to erect signs on private property if they wish, said Owego Veteran's Memorial Committee member Jim Raftis.

I'm a little surprised that the state can only mark the ends, but hopefully Dryden can mark our portion. Signs in Owego and Sterling are kind of a long ways apart.

Posted by simon at October 12, 2009 8:27 AM in , ,
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