In 2013, signs will go up on a number of Ohio roadways as state lawmakers have passed legislation that will rename the roads in honor of our fallen heroes.
"It's a tiny little token of something we can do to show our appreciate for these heroes," said State Representative Gary Scherer.
In Ross County, a portion of State Route 104 will be named in honor of Air Force Master Sergeant Brad Clemmons, part of State Route 138 will honor Army Specialist Gavin Colburn, part of US 50 will honor Lance Corporal Aaron Reed, and Staff Sergeant Joshua Gire will be designated a portion of State Route 772.
"Most of these are significant because they are near the home of the fallen hero," Scherer said.
Colburn died in Iraq on April 22, 2005, when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated near his convoy vehicle.
Reed was killed on August 4, 2005, in Iraq, when the assault vehicle he was riding in was hit by an IED.
Clemmons was killed on August 21, 2006, in Iraq, when an IED struck his vehicle.
Gire died on March 22, 2011, while engaged in combat in Afghanistan.
The signs will go up in the spring.