ONEIDA, N.Y. (AP) — A new highway sign in central New York proclaims Route 365A as "Lance Cpl. Jeremy Lasher Memorial Highway."
The state highway in Oneida County was renamed to honor the 27-year-old Marine who died in Afghanistan in 2009 when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb.
Lasher's family gathered in Oneida on Friday to unveil the new highway sign. They were joined by state officials, veterans and Verona firefighters. Lasher's sister, Jennifer Lasher, said she hopes the sign would inspire motorists to take a moment to remember those who have sacrificed so much for their country.
Legislation to rename the highway after Lasher was sponsored by local Sen. David Valesky and Assemblyman Bill Magee. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed it into law on July 3.