Jun. 09, 2021

WHAT: The bridge on State Route 4021 over the Honeoye Creek in Sharon Township, Potter County, is being designated the Tec 5 C. Virgil Voorhees Memorial Bridge. Voorhees grew up in a home on Honeoye Road just outside of Shinglehouse. He served as a driver and radioman for the first platoon headquarters of Battery A, 155th Airborne Anti-Aircraft Battalion, United States Army. On March 24, 1945, he was killed instantly by enemy artillery fire as he was driving his jeep across open terrain in Germany.

WHO: Rep. Martin Causer; Mike Pepper, Potter County director of Veterans Affairs; members of the Voorhees family; local officials; members of American Legion Post 530; area veterans; and community members.

WHEN: Saturday, June 12, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Bridge on State Route 4021 (Honeoye Road) over the Honeoye Creek in Sharon Township.

Media contact: Patricia Hippler, 717.772.9846, phippler@pahousegop.com