HOUSE MEMORIAL 40
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2020
REQUESTING THE STATE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION TO NAME A FRONTAGE ROAD IN QUAY COUNTY ALONG INTERSTATE 40 FROM MONTOYA TO TUCUMCARI "HENDREN ROAD" IN HONOR OF THE HENDREN FAMILY.
WHEREAS, requests for the designation or dedication by name of any department of transportation road are submitted to the state transportation commission for approval; and
WHEREAS, a requested designation by name is intended as a memorial to an event, a person or persons of significance or intended as an honor to a person or person of national esteem; and
WHEREAS, the Hendren family has a long and illustrious history in Quay county; and
WHEREAS, Sylvan R. Hendren served honorably as a Quay county commissioner while New Mexico was still a territory; and
WHEREAS, Father Lucian C. Hendren provided pastoral leadership to the residents of Quay county and New Mexico, serving St. Anne's parish in Tucumcari and as chancellor of the archdiocese of Santa Fe; and
WHEREAS, Vincent L. Hendren served New Mexico and the United States honorably as a United States marine during the Vietnam Conflict; and
WHEREAS, it would be a fitting honor to recognize the contributions of the Hendren family by having a frontage road named after the family;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that the state transportation commission be requested to name a frontage road in Quay county along interstate 40 from Montoya to Tucumcari "Hendren Road" in honor of the Hendren family; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this memorial be transmitted to the state transportation commission and to Vincent L. Hendren.
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