Albany, NY (July 3, 2012)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation to designate the Route 9P Bridge over Fish Creek linking the City of Saratoga Springs and the Town of Saratoga as the Saratoga County Veterans Memorial Bridge.
"With New Yorkers celebrating the nation's birthday this week, it is important to pay tribute to the countless men and women who fought throughout the years for the freedom we enjoy today," Governor Cuomo said. "The newly renamed Saratoga County Veterans Memorial Bridge will give area residents and visitors another opportunity to honor the sacrifice and bravery of our veterans. These service men and women have exemplified the loyalty and dedication that made America the great nation it is today, and I applaud the bill sponsors for their work to recognize these heroes."
The bridge's new name will honor Saratoga-area veterans, as well as serve as a reminder of the sacrifice and courage of the nation's men and women who service in the armed forces.
Senator Roy McDonald said, "Dedicating this bridge to Honor Saratoga County veterans is an opportunity to remember the significant contributions Saratoga County veterans have made to the rich history in the American Story. From participation in the American Revolution, to involvement in both World Wars along with fighting today in Iraq and Afghanistan, this is something that our veterans and their families can be proud of."
Assembly Member Jim Tedisco, whose late father Nicholas Tedisco was a veteran of World War II, said, "Renaming the State Route 9P Bridge as the ‘Saratoga County Veterans Memorial Bridge’ is a small gesture for the huge sacrifices of the men and women of our armed forces to show how much our state owes all those who have fought for our country and gave their lives so that we can be free. I hope when motorists cross this bridge and see the sign honoring our Saratoga County veterans, they take a moment and think about all those who gave their last full measure of devotion to make this country the greatest nation on Earth. I would also like to thank Governor Cuomo for signing this legislation and for designating this bridge with such a great honor."