Senate approves bill honoring New Jersey military veteran “Warren E. Wilhide Sr.”
MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – The Senate approved legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony M. Bucco that would designate the Harter Road Interchange of Interstate Highway Route 287 as the Warren E. Wilhide Interchange.
“I am incredibly pleased that the Senate voted to approve legislation that honors United States Army Veteran Warren E. Wilhide Sr. As a long-time resident of Morris Township, Mr. Wilhide was well-known for his dedication to serving others,” Bucco said (R-25). “As a token of our gratitude for his service to our country and community, this bill formally commemorates Mr. Wilhide’s legacy by designating a portion of Route 287 in his honor.”
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.
Sen. Bucco’s bill, S-3005, will add 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. “We can help preserve his memory by renaming the portion of Interstate Highway Route 287 that runs through Morris Township in his honor.”