LEROY, Ill. (WCIA) — Three Central Illinois brothers who died in World War II will be honored this Veterans Day.
There will be a dedication of the Gaultney Brothers Memorial Highway on Monday. It will be the stretch of I-74 through the city. Ralph, Leonard, and David Gaultney all grew up there. They were all killed in the line of duty while serving in the Pacific Ocean.
State Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) filed Senate Joint Resolution 65 to designate the stretch of road. It was passed unanimously by the 100th General Assembly Rose said, “These three brothers and their families back home paid the ultimate sacrifice to secure our freedom during World War II.” He continued to say he hoped the memorial would keep their memories alive and inspire future generations.
The dedication will be at 2:00 p.m. at the LeRoy American Legion.