A portion of New York State Route 8 in Delaware County will be named the Sidney Veterans’ Memorial Highway under legislation signed into law today. The bill (S.6377/A.8223) sponsored by Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) and Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) pays tribute to all veterans who have sacrificed and served our country.

Senator James L. Seward said, “Our veterans are true heroes and it is always an honor to recognize their service and sacrifice to our nation. Sidney, like many of the villages and towns I represent has a special relationship with its veterans and this new highway designation will further enhance that bond. I look forward to seeing the new signs and hope they remind everyone of the valor, courage, and heroism all veterans exhibit in service to our nation. Thanks to Governor Cuomo for signing this legislation into law.”

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch said, “I am very happy to see the governor sign legislation today naming a section of Route 8 the ‘Sidney Veterans’ Memorial Highway. Our veterans and their families make so many sacrifices for us, it is important we continue to support them and honor them in any way we can. It has been a privilege to carry this legislation in the Assembly that will commemorate the brave souls from our communities who so selflessly served our country. I want to thank the governor for taking swift action and signing this into law.”

The legislation sponsored by Senator Seward and Assemblyman Crouch designates a portion of New York State Route 8 running to the newly developed Sidney Veterans’ Memorial Park as the “Sidney Veterans’ Memorial Highway.”

The Village of Sidney requested the special highway designation.

A formal sign installation will be scheduled in cooperation with the New York State Department of Transportation at a later date.