Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) participated in a bridge dedication ceremony for the Sidney Veterans’ Memorial Highway earlier today. Joined by Senator Elect Peter Oberacker and Mayor Andy Matviak, Crouch finalized the work he and Sen. Seward had done in Albany after sponsoring and voting for legislation that allowed for the dedication of the stretch of Route 8 between the Susquehanna River and I.88 in the village of Sidney to honor veterans in the community and state (A.8223-A/ S.6337-A).
“I am proud to have joined the village of Sidney to help honor all those who have served our country in the military. It is our hope that the Sidney Veterans’ Memorial Highway will serve as a reminder to our community of the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women. This ceremony will be a great way to celebrate Veterans Day this year,” said Crouch.Senator James L. Seward said, “Sidney has a special relationship with its veterans and this new highway designation will further cement that bond. Memorial highways, parks, and other landmarks are wonderful tributes to the men and women who have given so much for our freedoms. Each time we see a sign commemorating our veterans, we should think of their collective valor and say thank you. Our veterans are true heroes and I am honored to join with Assemblyman Crouch in helping recognize those from Sidney who have courageously served our nation.”
"The dedication of this bridge stands as a testament to not only the community's gratitude for the service our brave men and women have given to this country, but to the men and women themselves,” Mayor Matviak said. “I'm proud of Sen. Seward and Assemblyman Crouch for fighting for this in state government, and I'm honored to be one of the many to be here celebrating this dedication that will help us remember why we are here for years to come."This section of the highway passes by the newly developed Sidney Veterans’ Memorial Park, further showcasing the pride and reverence the area has for our servicemen and women.