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Senate Ok’s Madden/Sweeney Measure To Dedicate ‘South Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Highway’

TRENTON – The Senate today passed 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.

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 and Camden.

“Renaming this corridor through Glassboro would convert 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 and Salem.

The measure (S-795) passed 38-0 and now heads to the Assembly for further consideration.

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