Designation Honors Fallen Military Veterans as Requested by the Town of Colchester
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed into law legislation (S.7897 / A.9936-A) designating a portion of the state highway system in the hamlet of Downsville as the "Colchester Veterans Memorial Bridge." The legislation was requested by the Town of Colchester to recognize and remember fallen veterans who gave their lives to fulfill their patriotic duty. The name of the bridge will be a permanent token of their service to this country.
"Our fallen military veterans made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and we must never forget to honor this legacy," Governor Cuomo said. "This bridge designation in Downsville pays tribute to those who lost their lives fighting and to the families who share this honor, while reminding those who cross the bridge of the sacrifices made by their friends and neighbors for this nation."
The Governor signed this legislation on Veterans Day, along with three other bills, in recognition of the sacrifices made by New Yorkers from every region of the state. The designation becomes effective immediately.
Senator Jen Metzger said, "It was my honor to work with the Town of Colchester and American Legion Post 167 on legislation to rename a bridge on State Route 30 in Downsville as the Colchester Veterans Memorial Bridge, and I thank the Governor for signing this bill into law. The newly dedicated bridge will serve as a permanent memorial to Delaware County's fallen veterans, and a lasting tribute to the service and sacrifice of these brave men and women."
Assembly Member Clifford W. Crouch said, "I am honored to see the governor sign legislation today naming a portion of state route thirty as the 'Colchester Veterans' Memorial Bridge'. Our veterans are the true heroes and I am privileged to carry this legislation in the Assembly to commemorate the brave souls from our communities. I want to thank the governor for signing this legislation into law especially on Veterans' Day today."