Monday, October 22, 2012
State officials and local veterans will gather at 10 a.m. Thursday to designate a portion of Route 94 in Callaway County as AMVETS Memorial Highway.
The public is invited to the event.
The ceremony will be on a grassy area next to Lauf Equipment Co. and across from the ABB transformer manufacturing plant on Route 94.
Parking for the event will be available on Wehmeyer Drive.
In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Missouri National Guard Armory located off of St. Mary’s Boulevard at 801 Armory Drive in Jefferson City.
Veterans representing each war since World War II will be honored at the event.
A new highway sign naming Route 94 as AMVETS Memorial Highway will be unveiled.
AMVETS is a volunteer veterans group that helps veterans. The group sponsors numerous programs that serve the nation and its citizens.
Bob Spencer, commander of AMVETS Post 153 in Mokane, organized the effort to seek required legislation to rename the highway.
Spencer and the AMVETS post held fundraisers to pay for the signs.
Rep. Jeanie Riddle, R-Mokane, sponsored the legislation honoring veterans by naming the Callaway County section of Route 94 from its intersection with U.S. 54 to one mile east of Route D near Portland as AMVETS Memorial Highway. Another signed will be erected near Route D.