NEWS DAY: BILL HONORS WESTCHESTER’S KOREAN WAR VETS

 

     

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Thursday designating a portion of the Taconic State Parkway as the Westchester County Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway.

    The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Greg Ball (R,C-Patterson) and Assemb. Robert J. Castelli (R,C-Goldens Bridge), renames the portion of the highway from the Yorktown exit to Millwood exit, Joe Bachmeier, a spokesman for Ball, said Friday.

    “This dedication shows our support to the men and women who have put their lives on the line to protect our freedom,” said Ball, chairman of the state Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, in a news release Friday.

    “I am pleased that we will honor the brave servicemen and women who fought for freedom in what has come to be known as our ‘Forgotten War’, the Korean War,” Castelli said in the release. “This permanent tribute to the more than 1.7 million who served, and more than 54,000 who lost their lives in this bitter conflict, is a fitting tribute to America’s commitment to freedom around the world.”

    The idea of establishing a Korean War Veteran’s Memorial Highway in Westchester came from the Westchester County Post of the Korean War Veterans of America during a meeting of the Westchester County Veteran’s Advisory Board last year, the release said. (ARTICLE)