The Assembly and Senate approved legislation authored by Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) to ceremonially designate State Route 28 the Ulster County Korean War Veterans’ Highway. The bill now awaits the signature of the Governor before the memorial becomes law.
The Korean War lasted from 1950 to the stalemate in 1953 and cost the lives of over 30,000 American service members, including twenty-six from Ulster County. Despite common reference as a ‘Forgotten War,’ over 1.7 million United States military personnel were involved in the conflict.
“It is wonderful to hear that these heroes will be receiving an enduring honor such as this. For generations to come families will be driving this highway and see the signs posted, and hopefully, it will initiate discussion and ultimately adoration for our Korean War Veterans. It is what they deserve,” said Mark Cozzupoli, Director of the Ulster County Veterans Services Agency.