SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the state highway Route 6 bridges spanning Route 132 in the town of Barnstable shall be designated and known as the “U.S. Navy SEAL Kevin A. Houston Veterans Memorial” in honor and recognition of U.S. Navy SEAL Kevin A. Houston and all other Cape Cod and Islands residents who have served with distinction in the United States armed forces. The department of highways shall erect and maintain suitable markers bearing such designation in compliance with the standards of the department.
SECTION 2. The highway division shall erect and maintain conspicuous signs, plaques, or markers on either side of the overpasses for the purpose of recognizing U.S. Navy Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer Kevin A. Houston stating, "The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Citizens of Cape Cod hereby recognize the sacrifice of United States Navy Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Kevin A. Houston, who gave his life in service of his country in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011.” and shall comply with the standards of the division.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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