CHAPTER 480

FORMERLY

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 28

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO DESIGNATE AND MARK U.S. 495 FROM NAAMANS ROAD TO THE KENNEDY MEMORIAL HIGHWAY NEAR MINQUADALE AS THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY IN HONOR OF DELAWARE SERVICEMEN WHO SERVED IN THE VIETNAM CONFLICT AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION THEREFOR.

WHEREAS, during the recent Vietnam conflict thousands of Delaware's young men and women became involved in the military effort in Southeast Asia; and

WHEREAS, these citizens Joined numerous Americans who have fought for freedom in earlier wars and conflicts; and

WHEREAS, of the thousands from Delaware who fought in Vietnam many became casualties; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting that all veterans should be duly honored for their patriotism and courage.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the 131st General Assembly of Delaware, the Governor approving, that the Department of Transportation is directed to take all proper and necessary steps to designate and mark U.S. 495 from Naamans Road to the Kennedy Memorial Highway near Mfnquadale as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway in honor of Delaware servicemen who fought bravely in the Vietnam conflict and making an appropriation therefor.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that an appropriate ceremony shall be planned and coordinated by the Department of Transportation as soon as possible to officially name U.S. 495 the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway and shall include participation by state and local officials, veterans groups and the general public.

Approved April 20, 1982.