Thursday, January 21, 2010

Highways Honoring Heroes

The first "Heroes Way" memorial sign to be erected in Missouri under a law passed last year by the Missouri legislature went up this week in St. Louis. The law allows interchanges to be named after service members killed in Iraq or Afghanistan after Sept. 11, 2001.

Located at the intersection of Interstate 70 and Cave Springs (Exit 225), the sign honors Marine Lance Cpl. Drew Weavers, a St. Charles County native. Weavers was killed Feb. 21, 2008, while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

It's a small tribute when compared with the price paid by those who have given their lives serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Still, highway signs honoring those men and women are a constant and visible reminder of the sacrifices made to preserve our freedom.

1 comment:

Patrick Farnan said...

This is so very appropriate that we honor and remember our Fallen Soldiers in a way that ALL may be able to "see" the Price of Freedom! Our organization tries in our Annual Walk to Remember ( honor and remember those who have paid the ultimate price from MO and KS. A total of 170 of our brave men and women from these two states have given their ALL so that we may drive and ride free. If we can name highways for atheletes and politicians we most certainly should recognize these simple men and women who are the real heroes of our nation. Patrick Farnan, Father of Fallen Soldier SPC Colby M. Farnan, Weston MO