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Stretch of Route 251 Officially Dedicated to Veteran Family

Posted by wlpo on September 28, 2016

The first cars officially drove on the newly dedicated “Witczak Brothers Memorial Highway” Wednesday morning.

State Senator Sue Rezin and State Representative Andy Skoog both spoke before dedicating the stretch of Route 251 between Tonica and Mendota to the Witczak family. The family had seven brothers serve their country in either World War II or the Korean War.

Anthony Witczak thanked his mom in a tearful speech during the dedication ceremony.  He told the crowd that his brothers would’ve really appreciated the honor.

After the dedication, the Peru Memorial Color Guard provided a 21-gun salute.

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