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Bill names overlook, welcome center after Burton

New Hampshire’s Senate has unanimously passed legislation naming a scenic overlook of Mount Washington and an Interstate 93 welcome center after longtime Executive Councilor Ray Burton.

The overlook is on Route 302 across the entrance to the Mount Washington Hotel. A ceremony dedicating the site to Burton was held in November just before he died after 40 years of public service.

The bill also would name the welcome center on the northbound side of I-93 the Raymond S. Burton Visitor Center.

Sen. Jeanie Forrester, the bill’s prime sponsor, said naming the sites after Burton would serve as an eternal reminder of his commitment to public service.

Yesterday’s vote sent the bill to the House.

Another feel good bill to allow politicians to pat each other on the backs. I am sure Mr. Burton was a fine man but he was in reality just another state employee. The Department of Defense released the names of 3 more soldiers that died defending this country in just the last 2 days: Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, Ore., Spc. Christopher A. Landis, 27, of Independence, Ky and Sgt. First Class Roberto C. Skelt, 41, of York, Fla.. How about we name the places after soldiers that gave the ultimate price for this country. Seems when a movie star dies (or in this case a politician who past away from natural cause) there is a week-long report on them but now days the news never tells of the soldiers that die every day defending all of us.

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