Governor Kathleen Sebelius has signed a bill honoring our veterans by memorializing seven highways in Kansas.
“Our state and nation have been shaped by those who were willing to risk their lives for our country,” Sebelius said. “These designations will remind all those who visit our state of the courage and sacrifice of our veterans.”
HB 2071 designates portions of seven highways as memorial highways. This bill would be effective upon its publication in the Statue Book.
Civil War Memorial Highway
Portions of US Highway 169 from the southern boundary of Anderson County, then north to the southern city limits of the City of Olathe.
Spanish-American War Veterans Memorial Highway
Junction of US Highway 160 with US Highway 83, then west on US Highway 160 to the Kansas-Colorado border.
World War II Veterans Memorial Highway
Junction of US Highway 24 with US Highway 281, then west on US Highway 24 to the junction of US Highway 24 with US Highway 83.
Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway
Junction of K-4 Highway with US Highway 281, then west on K-4 Highway to the junction of K-4 Highway with US Highway 83.
Persian Gulf War Veterans Memorial Highway
Beginning of K-96 from the west city limits of Great Bend, then west on K-96 Highway to the junction of K-96 Highway and US Highway 83.
Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans Memorial Highway
K-156 highway from the western city limits of Larned to the eastern city limits of Jetmore.
Operation Enduring Freedom Veterans Memorial Highway
K-156 highway from the western city limits of Jetmore to the eastern city limits of Garden City.
The governor signed one additional bill Thursday, bringing the total number of bills signed in the 2008 Legislative Session to nine.