Rock Hill bridge to be named for US flag waver

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on January 13, 2013 at 6:38 PM

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -- A Rock Hill man who stood on a bridge over Interstate 77 the day after the 2001 terrorist attacks and waved the U.S. flag will likely have the bridge named for him. 

The Herald of Rock Hill reports (http://bit.ly/TTjowl ) that a resolution was introduced in the South Carolina Legislature last week to name the Sutton Road bridge over I-77 for Leonard Farrington. He was a Navy veteran of World War II who died in January 2012 at the age of 89. 

Republican Sen. Wes Hayes introduced the resolution and says he knows it will pass unanimously. 

Farrington first headed to the bridge on Sept. 12, 2001, a day after terrorist attacks killed nearly 3,000 people. He returned every Sept. 11 to wave the U.S. flag in honor of his country.

 

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