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Acting Governor Scutari signs Bucco bill honoring New Jersey military veteran

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Legislation sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Anthony M. Bucco that would designate the Harter Road Interchange of Interstate Highway Route 287 as the Warren E. Wilhide Interchange was signed into law Tuesday by Acting-Governor Scutari.

“I’d like to thank Acting-Governor Scutari for signing this legislation to honor the legacy of United States Army Veteran and New Jersey resident, Warren E. Wilhide Sr. This legislation ensures that Mr. Wilhide’s legacy will live on forever along a portion of Route 287,” said Bucco (R-25). “Mr. Wilhide was well-known for his dedication and service to both his country and community. As a token of our gratitude for his service, the Harter Road Interchange will now be known as the Warren E. Wilhide Interchange.”

Warren E. Wilhide Sr. honorably served during the Korean War and was an active volunteer, donating his time to a relief group in Haiti, a children’s hospital in Morocco, and to students learning math and science in Tanzania.

In 1995, Mr. Wilhide played an instrumental role in designating Interstate 287 as the Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway and provided additional designations along the interstate for fellow service members in 1998.

“I am very pleased to help recognize the life, work and service of Warren E. Wilhide Sr,” Scutari said. “His military service during the Korean War, dedication to his fellow veterans, as well as his volunteer relief efforts around the world, is a model to us all.”

Senator Bucco’s bill, S-3005, adds Mr. Wilhide’s name to a portion of the interstate to pay tribute to his leadership, compassion, and contributions to the community.

“This bill pays respect to the efforts made by Mr. Wilhide to make our country and our state a better and safer place,” Bucco said. “In recognition of his efforts to help remember and honor those who served alongside him, Mr. Wilhide’s memory will now be preserved on the portion of Interstate Highway Route 287 that runs through Morris Township.”

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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