Road dedication resolution to honor fallen soldier waiting on Illinois Senate

SPRINGFIELD - A section of Veterans Parkway in the Twin Cities is closer to honoring a fallen Army Ranger Sergeant from Bloomington.

Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers died serving on April 27th. The Illinois House unanimously voted on House Joint Resolution 84 this week, which will dedicate the road from the intersection of Interstate 74 to the intersection of Interstate 55. The stretch will be called the Army Ranger Sergeant Joshua P. Rodgers Memorial Highway. State Representative Dan Brady (R-Normal) sponsored the resolution.

“Josh Rodgers joined the Army after graduating from Normal Community High School because he wanted to serve his county and his community,” Rep. Brady said in a news release Thursday morning. “He was a decorated soldier, but he was also a loved and loving son, grandson, brother and friend. He made everyone who knew him proud, and we in turn are proud to honor him with this memorial highway designation.”

The resolution now awaits final approval in the Illinois Senate.


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