Bridge named for SSG Jason Russell Arnette
SSG Jason Russell Arnette, US Army, 10th MTN 2-14 IN Co. C ESAD
Naming the bridge on Patrick Henry Highway over Goodes Bridge Road
in Amelia County, Virginia the?Staff Sergeant Jason R. Arnette Memorial Bridge
WHEREAS, Jason R. Arnette graduated from Amelia County High School in 200land throughout his years in Amelia County, actively participated in church, school, recreation and community events and activities; and
WHEREAS, In 2004 Jason married Shenandoah Skye Hughes and retained a home address in Amelia County; and
WHEREAS, Jason R. Arnette enlisted and faithfully served in the United States Army (10th Mountain Division) rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant; and
WHEREAS, On April 1, 2007, while serving his third tour of duty in Iraq, Staff Sergeant Jason R. Arnette gave the last frill measure of his devotion to his family, his community and the Country he so loved; and
WHEREAS, The Arnette family has requested the Board of Supervisors to support a request to name the bridge on Patrick Henry Highway over Goodes Bridge Road in Amelia County as the, Staff Sergeant Jason K Arnette Memorial Bridge in honor and respect of the heroic sacrifice made by Jason R. Arnette; and
WHEREAS, The Board of Supervisors of Amelia County, Virginia has agreed to ensure that all costs and expenses associated with the placement of appropriate markers will be completed at no cost to the Commonwealth of Virginia.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Amelia County Board of Supervisors does hereby acknowledge its support for the naming of the bridge on Patrick Henry Highway over Goodes Bridge Road in Amelia County, Virginia.
ANI) BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Amelia County Board of Supervisors does hereby request that the Commonwealth Transportation Board, in accordance with Section 33.1-250 of the Code of Vfrginia, declare that the Patrick Henry Highway overpass bridge over Goodes Bridge Road in Amelia County, Virginia be named the?Staff Sergeant Jason Arnette Memorial Bridge.
AND BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that upon approval of this Resolution, the County
Administrator is hereby directed to provide a copy of this Resolution to Mr. Billy Smith (Residency
Administrator) for proper disposition, a copy to Mrs. Michelle Arnette, Jason•?s Mother and a copy to the Amelia Bulletin Monitor for publication.
APPROVED: November 19, 2008 /
7/ The Honorable Franklin D. Harris, Chairman
Thomas E. Harris. Clerk to the Bo