OXFORD — Lafayette County supervisors will ask the Legislature to allow the new bridge spanning the Tallahatchie River to honor all veterans of the armed forces.
Local members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars told supervisors on Tuesday that they support designating the structure as the “Veterans Memorial Bridge.”
The Oxford Eagle reports the naming of the bridge came up at a January meeting but supervisors didn’t act until they heard from the American Legion and VFW.
The bridge is located on Mississippi Highway 7 in the northern part of the county.
Board President Jeff Busby says while the original proposal was to honor Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, the board decided it should be dedicated to all veterans.
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