Introduced Version






HOUSE

RESOLUTION No. ___



Introduced by: McClain


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        A RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to name the bridge on State Road 29 over Wildcat Creek in Burlington the "Wayne Lee Swaim Memorial Bridge".
    

    Whereas, After the death of his mother when he was only a toddler, Wayne Lee Swaim went to live with his grandparents along the Wildcat Creek, only a few miles west of the bridge on State Road 29 that crosses the creek;

    Whereas, Wayne loved his country and showed his devotion by serving in the United States Navy and by becoming an active member in the Burlington American Legion Post, serving as Post Commander and Officer for many years;


    Whereas, To honor the Burlington World War II veterans, Wayne helped to obtain and transport the U.S. 155mm howitzer cannon that sits in the Burlington Community Park;

    Whereas, A lifelong resident of the Burlington area, Wayne was actively involved in the community, serving as a Carroll County Sheriff's Deputy, as a member of the Burlington Fire Department, and as an emergency medical technician;

    Whereas, Wayne was employed by the Carroll County Highway Department and was elected as a Carroll County Commissioner and a Burlington Township Trustee, served as Burlington Town Marshal, and was the Burlington Street Department and Wastewater Utility supervisor;

    Whereas, Wayne was elected to the Burlington Town Council and served on the Carroll County Economic Development Board;

    Whereas, Wayne married and raised four daughters in the Burlington area and served as a deacon and elder in his church; and

    Whereas, Wayne Lee Swaim was a man of great moral strength and a friend to all: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives recognizes Wayne Lee Swaim's dedication and service to the people of Indiana and Carroll County and urges the Indiana Department of Transportation to name the bridge on State Road 29 over Wildcat Creek in Burlington the "Wayne Lee Swaim Memorial Bridge".
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to the family of Wayne Lee Swaim and the Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation.


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HR 1509/DI 84

2011


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