Parts of State Highway System To Be Re-named Honoring Fallen War Heroes
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation to rename portions of the state highway system and a bridge in honor of four service members killed in service to their country.
In Madison County, a portion of State Route 365A from its intersection with State Route 5 to its intersection with State Route 365 in Oneida will be renamed the "Lance Corporal Jeremy Lasher Memorial Highway."
Lasher was born in Hamilton, New York was a graduate of Oneida High School in 2000, and a member of the Verona Fire Department before enlisting in the Marines in October of 2006. He served his country proudly and honorably in Iraq and Afghanistan before being killed on July 23, 2009, when the vehicle he was driving struck an Improvised Explosive Device in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Portions of state roads in Madison, Erie and Schuyler Counties and a bridge in Chautauqua County are also to be renamed.