A bill sponsored by Senator George Maziarz and Assemblyman Steve Hawley creating the Genesee and Orleans Veterans' Memorial Highway” has been signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The legislation renames the stretch of State Route 98 from the border of Geneseeand Wyoming counties to the intersection with Lake Ontario State Parkway in Orleans County in an effort to recognize the sacrifice made by our courageous military heroes.
Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) said, “As we celebrate Veterans Day, this is one small way to say thank you to the men and women of our region who have defended our nation over the years. We owe these veterans a great deal, and this signage will represent another official means of expressing our gratitude.”
“It is our duty as Americans to honor our heroic veterans and express our gratitude whenever possible,” said Hawley. “Creating the Genesee and Orleans Veterans' Memorial Highway is another token of our appreciation for the sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed services. I’m proud to have authored this legislation along with Senators Michael Ranzenhofer and George Maziarz, and I thank my colleagues in state government for joining our effort to salute our nation’s veterans.”
"This new designation for Route 98 is a fitting tribute and honor to the many men and women from Genesee and Orleans Counties who have served in the military and in our nation's conflicts over the years. The Genesee and Orleans Veterans' Memorial Highway is a statement of appreciation for the contributions they have made to protect our freedoms," said Senator Mike Ranzenhofer.