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Strong support to rename Route 7 to Korean Veterans Memorial Highway

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A bill to rename Route 7 the "Korean Veterans Memorial Highway" drew favorable testimony at a public hearing Monday. The key remarks coming from 91-year old Korean War veteran Ben Angoco of Maina, who told senators it was only fitting to honor his former comrades in arms.

"But don't think of us living. Think of those people that sacrificed their lives for us. I am here representing those 20 people that are. Think of them, and not of us here," he said.

Representatives of the local Korean community also testified in favor of the bill authored by Senator Dennis Rodriguez.

Route 7 runs from Asan-Maina, through Agana Heights and into Hagatna.

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