House Passes Saylor Bill Designating “Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway”

The House of Representatives today passed legislation by Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York) designating State Route 462 from its intersection with U.S. Route 30 in West Manchester Township, York County, to the point where it meets State Route 24 in Springettsbury Township, York County, as the “Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway.” 

“Because it is often overshadowed by World War II and the Vietnam War, the Korean War is sometimes referred to as the ‘Forgotten War,’” Saylor said.  “My bill is an effort to tell these veterans their service is appreciated and will not be forgotten.” 

After World War II, Korea was divided at the 38th parallel into Soviet and U.S. zones of occupation.  On June 25, 1950, North Korean forces crossed the 38th parallel and invaded South Korea.  On June 27, President Harry S. Truman authorized the use of American land, sea and air forces in Korea.   

“More than 33,000 U.S. soldiers lost their lives and more than 92,000 U.S. soldiers were wounded in the Korean War,” Saylor said.  “Designating this highway in their memory is a small gesture to show our gratitude for their service to our nation.” 

House Bill 218 now goes to the Senate. 

State Representative Stan Saylor
94th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact:  Sean Yeakle

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