HARRISBURG — The General Assembly has unanimously passed legislation to re-name three Potter County Bridges in honor of local WWII and Vietnam Veterans, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Representative Martin Causer (R-67).
Senate Bill 1401 was introduced in the Senate by Senator Scarnati and amended in the House by Representative Causer. The legislators explained that the three Potter County Bridge designations will serve as remembrance for WWII Veteran Private First Class Roger P. Downey and Vietnam Veterans Private Edwin Tubbs and Specialist Donald Stiles.
“These courageous men paid the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country and our freedoms,” Senator Scarnati said. “I am pleased to work with Representative Causer, Potter County Commissioners and local Borough Officials to ensure that the three bridge designations will serve as a permanent memorial to honor the lives of these brave American soldiers.”
“Decades have passed since these men gave their lives for our country, but their sacrifice is no less significant today than it was on the day each of them died,” Representative Causer said. “Naming these bridges in their honor ensures that their service is remembered by both current and future generations.”
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