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W.Va. Highway Renamed in Honor of Wayne County Veterans


A West Virginia highway in Huntington has been renamed in honor of Wayne County veterans.

The Herald-Dispatch reports a dedication ceremony was held Monday to rename State Route 152 as the “Wayne County Veterans Memorial Highway.”

Wayne County officials, residents and several others gathered to honor veterans with a ceremony that included guest speakers and a sign unveiling.

Wayne County Veterans Association President Dolphus Perry says his organization began about two years ago on the renaming project, which officials helped to get done.

State Delegate Ken Hicks, a Democrat, says he found that many of the more than 4,300 West Virginians who died in World War I and II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War were from Wayne County.

Route 152 extends from Crum to Huntington.