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Posted: October 19, 2017 3:45 p.m.
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Savannah honors military - Heroes Way

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Lt. Col. Ken Dwyer, Hunter Army Airfield garrison Commander; joins Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach (to the left of Dwyer) and Savannah Alderman (right of Dwyer) at a ceremony Sept. 28 to unveil the new sign that will be placed just outside Hunter's Rio Gate changing the street name from Rio Road to Heroes Way.

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We are always looking for ways to convey how important the military is to us, said City of Savannah Alderman Tony Thomas at a ceremony Sept. 29 to unveil a street sign renaming Rio Road to Heroes Way.

“Savannah has never been absent of the military.  It was established by Gen. James Oglethorpe in 1733 as a military outpost.”

Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach; Hunter Army Airfield Garrison Commander Ken Dwyer; Doug Andrews, chairman of the Chatham County Veterans Council and leaders from Savannah’s VA Clinic also participated in the ceremony.

 “This is a road that many of our heroes from Hunter Army Airfield and the Savannah VA Clinic travel on daily,” said Michelle Gavin, public information administrator, City of Savannah.  “It’s appropriate to honor the heroes in our community in this fashion.”

 This gesture is representative of the great relationship the City of Savannah has with the military, said Dwyer.

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