Renaming of decommissioned Hwy 99.

HB 4010 in Washington State would rename Highway 99 after African American US Veteran William P. Stewart.
We do not support the renaming of highway 99, but would rather see Mr. Stewart better honored by having a more prominent highway named after him, such as Interstate 5 or US Hwy 101. US Highway 99 in Washington State, was decommissioned in 1968 and replaced by Interstate 5. There are only a few short sections of highway left that are named Hwy 99. We feel it is dishonoring to William P. Stewart, to name a decommissioned highway after him. His descendants and the African American community deserves better than this.

Thank You,
Erik Ernst
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Pacific NW Division


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