THANK YOU FOR HONORING VIETNAM VETERANS
I would like to thank Representatives Mike Hanna and Kerry Benninghoff for taking the time from their busy schedules to formulate a Bill and get Route 192 renamed “The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway of Central Pennsylvania.“This highway enables all Vietnam veterans to feel proud and know someone in the area cared enough to name a highway in their honor and it is something that can never be changed or taken away!
Veterans were spit on and called names upon re-entry back into the United States at airports around the country. They were called “Baby Killers“from the actions of a few that were shown in the media at the time. Even now, they are sometimes not given credit for their deeds and sacrifices.
It is fitting that this highway was named in their honor. Brush Valley is a beautiful, scenic place. The drive down Route 192 is one of the nicest in central Pennsylvania, especially this time of year with the change of colors. Now, to all of the Vietnam veterans, when the highway is renamed officially, it will be even more beautiful.
Some will see no need for the change. Some will question it. But no one can question their courage from being in a war that no one wanted! Thank you Rep. Hanna and Rep. Benninghoff for remembering the Vietnam veterans of Central Pennsylvania and honoring their service!
– Jim Hironimus, White Hall, MD