(Harrisburg) – Legislation to name the new “river bridge” in Juniata County, the Juniata County Veterans Memorial Bridge, passed unanimously out of Senate, according to the bill’s prime sponsor, Senator Jake Corman (R- 34th District). Senate Bill 1186 now moves on to the House of Representatives for consideration.
Senator Jake Corman and Representative Adam Harris (R-82nd District) introduced companion legislation in the Senate and House of Representatives to name the new bridge, which recently opened.
“Any chance we can get to honor the brave men and women who served in the Armed Forces for our country is an opportunity I am going to jump at,” said Corman. “I am very happy to be able to join with Representative Harris and honor the valiant and heroic service of Juniata County’s veterans.”
Both Senator Corman and Representative Harris are seeking to have the legislation pass the General Assembly early in the spring.
More than five thousand Juniata County residents have served in defense of the United States, including in every major military conflict going back to the Civil War. Currently, the bridge displays twelve flags, six representing the United States, five representing the five branches of the military and one flag remembering prisoners of war/ missing in action soldiers.
Both bills are supported by the Juniata County Veterans Council.
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