Name the New Ray Lawyer overcrossing the 'SSGT Sky Mote NAVY CROSS Memorial' Over-crossing
Friends of the EDC Veterans Monument have proposed to Assembly Bigelow’s office that the overcrossing that spans route #50 at Ray Lawyer Dr. at the El Dorado County Veterans Monument/Government Center be named, “The SSGT. Sky Mote NAVY CROSS Memorial Over-crossing.”
Staff Sergeant Mote NC USMC was recently honored for his undaunted courage, intrepid fighting spirit and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of certain death upholding the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for another.”
Friends of the Veterans Monument, EDC-Veterans Affairs Commission and our EDC veteran’s community feel it’s appropriate to name the route #50 over-crossing in SSGT. Motes memory.
The Navy Cross is the second highest military decoration for valor that may be awarded to a member of the US Marine Corps for extraordinary heroism in combat. Each of the three services has its own distinctive design for the Medal of Honor and the Three Crosses. The Medal of Honor is awarded for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty. The Three Crosses are awarded for extraordinary heroism. Many of these two highest decorations are awarded posthumously.
SSGT. Sky Mote NC will now rightfully take his place among a small group of other NAVY CROSS recipients like Francis Ferry NC of Auburn, California whose action resulted in the sinking of the Battleship Yamamoto and Gunny Sgt. John Basilon MOH NC of Southern California who lost his life on the beaches of Iwo Jima.
Assemblyman Bigelow, its time for you to take action on behalf of the people of El Dorado County. Please submit, expedite the required proclamation to the Cal. State. Transportation Commission for approval keeping our community informed of its progress.
Richard W. Buchanan
Friends of the Veterans Monument
Contact Assb. Frank Bigelow at:
- » Trish Sweeney - Field Representative (Placerville Office)
2441 Headington Road
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 295-1905 fax