Going the Distance for Veterans
To the editor:
On returning home to my beloved city of Fulton and my many friends, I was heading south on 481
just outside the city when I noticed the highway sign which named 481.
It read "DAV Memorial Highway," which I believe is a huge mistake! It should read
Veterans Memorial Highway.
I was president of the Fulton Veterans Organization at the time that the name Veterans
Memorial Highway was proposed to the Governor and was accepted with an
Onondaga County wanted to be a part of the highway so that the entire road from Oswego
to Syracuse was dedicated as Veterans Memorial Highway.
To be sure, on my return trip to Syracuse the sign proclaimed 481 as Veterans Memorial
Highway. To further check, I traveled to Oswego, and sure enough, right outside the
former Oswego County jail is the sign, "Veterans Memorial Highway."
I immediately stopped in at Assemblyman Barclay’s office in the Oswego County Building.
I was greeted by his secretary. I explained to her that the signage was wrong on 481.
She advised me she would contact the DOT. She did and approximately three weeks
later the new sign was put up.
I sincerely want to thank Assemblyman Barclay, his staff, and the DOT on behalf of all
William "Bud" Shinnick