ONEIDA, N.Y. -- It was an emotional ceremony for the family of one Madison County Marine Friday as a highway was named in honor of Lance Corporal Jeremy Lasher.
Lasher was killed in Afghanistan when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in July of 2009. The family was joined by Marines, firefighters and local leaders at a ceremony near Stephens Street in Oneida where the sign designating State Route 365A as Lance Corporal Jeremy Lasher Memorial Highway was unveiled.
Lasher's mother says she hopes the sign will be a reminder of her son's sacrifice to everyone who passes by.
"Things like this will keep people from forgetting. It will keep these people right in front of everybody where they belong. Because they stood in front of them when they deployed overseas," said Vicky Arnold.
Senator David Valesky and Assemblyman William Magee sponsored legislation to designate the highway.