TRENTON – Legislation Senator Fred Madden and Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney sponsored to rename and dedicate Route 47 through Glassboro in honor of South Jersey’s Vietnam veterans was today signed by Governor Chris Christie.
The measure is timed with the 25th anniversary of the South Jersey Vietnam Veterans Association, which meets at Glassboro’s VFW Memorial Post 679.
“As the South Jersey Vietnam Veterans Association reaches this milestone in its history, it is entirely proper to recognize not only the service of its members, but the dedication and patriotism of all South Jersey Vietnam vets,” said Senator Madden (D-Gloucester/Camden).
“Renaming this corridor through Glassboro converts Route 47 from just another road into a lasting monument to the selfless sacrifices of thousands of South Jerseyans,” said Senate President Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Cumberland/ Salem).
The Governor signed the bill at a ceremony in front of the Honor Roll Memorial at Haddon Lake Park in Haddon Heights.