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Monument to a marine
Vietnam veteran Donald Singleton (saluting) was among those who attended the dedication ceremony of Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive.

A new street in Bryan County now bears the name of local fallen Marine Capt. Matthew Freeman. A dedication ceremony was held Wednesday, when the new sign was unveiled.

The street is located off Hwy. 144 and leads into the new recreation park and forthcoming county administrative complex. The Bryan County Commission unanimously voted to name the street in Freeman’s honor at its October meeting.

"We as a county commission wanted to do something that was not only in memory of him but to also memorialize his contribution to our country," County Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed said. "We wanted to make sure that it was not your traditional street sign, but more of a monument."

Burnsed said the sign is at an ideal location as millions of people are anticipated to travel Freeman Drive in the years to come as they head to the new rec park and county complex.

-Read more in the Bryan County News.

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