Emrick Legislation to Honor Local Veterans Heads to Governor’s Desk
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by state Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) which would rename a portion of Route 191 to honor local veterans of World War II is headed to Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk. The language of Emrick’s bill, House Bill 1736, was rolled into a larger bill which was unanimously passed Monday by the state House.

“I would like to thank my colleagues in the General Assembly for making this possible,” Emrick said. “Like many of our local communities, Bangor has a proud tradition of honoring its veterans. This bill, when signed into law, will be yet another way for residents to keep alive the memory of the great soldiers who went into battle during the 1930s and 1940s.”

As part of House Bill 1135, Route 191 from the Bangor Borough line to the Plainfield Township line would be renamed the “World War II Homefront Heroes Highway.” The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation would erect signs facing traffic in both directions to indicate the designation.

“As a native of Bangor, I’m well aware of how proud the town is of its men and women who served during the war,” added Emrick. “Designating Route 191 in this manner will be a daily reminder to commuters of those who went before us and made sacrifices that allow us to enjoy the freedoms we have today.”

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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