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(J.R.H. 126)

Offered by: Representatives Sheltra of Derby, Barney of Highgate, Buchland of Newport Town, Fyfe of Newport City, Gervais of Enosburg, Perry of Richford and Starr of Troy.

Whereas, 48 Vermonters, one of whom lost his life, were serving in the United States Armed Forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the day of infamy, December 7, 1941, and

Whereas, 20 of these World War II veterans, or their families, resided in towns from St. Albans to North Strafford, through which Vermont Route 105 passes, and

Whereas, Al Hinton of Newport, himself a Pearl Harbor veteran, led the campaign to designate Vermont Route 105 as the Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway as an enduring tribute and memorial to those brave Vermonters who participated in the first full-scale American battle of World War II, and

Whereas, this admirable mission proved successful, and on June 18, 1997, the Vermont Board of Libraries officially designated Vermont Route 105 as the Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway, and

Whereas, when the motoring public drives along Vermont Route 105, it will recall those Vermonters who valiantly served their nation at the Battle of Pearl Harbor on the historic day that changed the course of American history, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly is pleased that Vermont Route 105 has been designated to honor and remember those Vermonters who served at Pearl Harbor and recognizes the special effort of Al Hinton, without whose leadership this important road designation would not have occurred, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Al Hinton.