State Representative Lou Terhar (R-Green Township) announced passage of House Bill 373, which would designate a portion of State Route 264 in the city of Cincinnati as the “Elder High School Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway.”
Elder High School will erect auxiliary markers in an annual ceremony indicating the name and military rank of each of the 11 fallen soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen.
“Honoring the deceased as a group, and rotating the names every year, ensures that each of the 11 men are also recognized individually,” said Representative Terhar. “I also wish to recognize members of the Elder Alumni Association and Elder Principal Tom Otten for supporting the marker ceremony. This bill is a long-overdue recognition of 11 brave men who gave their lives for our country.”
HB 373 was passed unanimously and will now be sent to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.