Emrick Bridge Bill Honors Local War Heroes
HARRISBURG – The state House on Wednesday unanimously passed House Bill 1736, legislation authored by state Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) which would rename a portion of Route 191 in order to honor veterans of World War II. The bill may now be taken up by the state Senate.

“Many of the great soldiers who went into battle during the 1930s and 1940s are no longer with us,” Emrick said. “This is a way keep alive the memory of those soldiers from World War II who fought for our country and played a great role in preserving freedom.”

Emrick’s legislation would rename Route 191 from the Bangor Borough line to the Plainfield Township line the “World War II Homefront Heroes Highway.” The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation would erect signs to traffic in both directions to indicate the designation.

“While growing up in Bangor, I heard many stories about the monthly Homefront Magazine, which was believed to be the only one of its kind,” added Emrick. “It was created in the house that still stands at 118 Pennsylvania Avenue and brought news, photographs and letters from Bangor residents to the troops in World War II. The Slate Belt was, and still is, incredibly proud of men and women who served during the war and this bill is an extension of that pride.”

Questions about this event or any legislative issue should be directed to Emrick’s Mt. Bethel office at (570) 897-0401 or his Nazareth office at (610) 746-5090.

Representative Joe Emrick
137th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Scott Little
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