DANSVILLE, N.Y. – To honor and recognize veterans in Livingston County, Senator George M. Borrello announced that State Route 63 in the Town of Dansville will be renamed the North Dansville Veterans Memorial Highway.
The designation became official today, after Governor Cuomo signed into law legislation sponsored by Senator Borrello and Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia).
“Now, more than ever, it is important that we remember and honor those who served and sacrificed for our great nation. Because of our veterans, we are strong, and free. They persevered through tremendous hardships and risked their lives to defend our country and the ideals of liberty and democracy on which it stands,” Senator Borrello said. “I want to thank Governor Cuomo for signing this legislation into law on Veterans Day.”
Assemblywoman Byrnes sponsored the legislation in the New York State Assembly.
“Thank you to everyone who supported this initiative, especially my colleague, Assemblywoman Byrnes, for introducing it and shepherding it through the Assembly,” Senator Borrello said. “I am proud to stand with her as we honor all those who have served in the defense of our nation.”
There are more than 10,000 veterans in Livingston County. The North Dansville Memorial Highway honors them as well as all veterans.
“This section of Route 63 will stand as a testament to our veterans’ courage, commitment and selflessness. Every day, those that travel along the North Dansville Veterans Memorial Highway will be reminded that freedom isn’t free, it was made possible by our veterans, past and present,” Senator Borrello said.