Route 114 section renamed to honor 1st Sgt. McKenna
Raimondo Signs Bills Naming Part of Route 114 "The 1st Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Memorial Highway"
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo hosted a ceremonial bill signing Friday to name part of Route 114 "The 1st Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Memorial Highway."
First Sgt. P. Andrew McKenna, U.S. Army Special Forces, was killed last summer in the events surrounding a suicide bombing attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.
"First Sgt. McKenna served our nation with great valor and courage," Raimondo said. "All Rhode Islanders are grateful for his service. Naming this memorial highway is a way for Rhode Islanders to recognize and remember this American hero. I commend the General Assembly for acting, and it was an honor to sign these bills."
The bill signing at the RI Veterans Home in Bristol followed the swift passage of bills sponsored by Rep. Jan P. Malik and Sen. Walter Felag, Jr. in the House and Senate this week.
Governor Gina M. Raimondo signs the bills as local leaders and First Sgt. McKenna's mother and father, Carol and Peter McKenna, look on.
(release from Governor's Office)