January 8, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Homeland Security,
Transportation & Veterans Affairs.
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION renaming State Road 1
throughout Indiana as the Purple Heart Memorial Highway.
Whereas, All through history, brave Americans have shed
their blood during time of war to preserve, protect, and
defend the principles of democracy and freedom;
Whereas, Many of these brave Americans have paid the
ultimate sacrifice to ensure that future generations enjoy
Whereas, The Purple Heart, established by General George
Washington as the Military Badge of Merit, is awarded to all
military personnel who are killed or wounded in action
against the enemy;
Whereas, Many of our Hoosier brothers and sisters who
have served in the United States military have been wounded
in battle or have been killed in action; and
Whereas, These individuals and their families deserve
recognition for their love and service to Indiana and its
SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly requests the Department of Transportation to place the proper signage to rename
State Road 1 throughout Indiana as the Purple Heart Memorial
Highway to pay tribute to the Indiana residents who have been awarded
the Purple Heart medal.
SECTION 2. That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation.