Rose Review: July 3rd

Happy Independence Day!

Senator Rose Honors Fallen Hero Lieutenant Jared W. Southworth by Renaming a section of Illinois 133 in Oakland as the “Lieutenant Jared W. Southworth Memorial Highway”

WHO:            State Senator Chapin Rose

WHAT:           Dedication Ceremony Sign Placement Fallen Hero Lieutenant Jared W. Southworth

WHEN:          July 6th, 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:        The Oakland Square

Senator Rose is the Senate sponsor of HJR 39 for Hero Lieutenant Jared W. Southworth. HJR 39 honors Lieutenant Jared W. Southworth, who was born on May 28, 1982, in Mattoon, Illinois. Raised in Oakland, he graduated from Oakland High School in 2000 and later from Lakeland College and Eastern Illinois University, where he participated in ROTC. He married Chrissy Lynn Royer in 2001. Southworth served in the HHC 2/130 Infantry Division of the Illinois National Guard and was a U.S. Army Ranger, living by the motto “God, Family, Country.” He was also a part-time police officer in Oakland and a beloved community member. Lieutenant Southworth was killed in Helmand, Afghanistan, on February 8, 2009. Please join friends and family this Saturday at the Oakland Square for the dedication ceremony and sign placement for the fallen hero.

Save the Date!

Senator Rose is pictured below with Melvin Salee, participant of the Community Support System. Below is Melvin’s painting!

Chapin Rose

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