The road to the county’s new administrative complex in south Bryan has been named Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive, in honor of the fallen marine who died in the line of duty. The elegant sign that will bear Freeman’s name will be unveiled at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Lisa Freeman, mother of the late Capt. Freeman, said she and her family were honored the county named the street for her son.
"His wife (Dr. Theresa Freeman) is flying in from Okinawa, Japan, partly because of this event," Lisa Freeman said. "It’s not just about Matt. I hope when people see (the sign) they think of our men and women who are going over there to fight and the very difficult place they’re in right now."
Lisa Freeman said she and her family were thankful to the community for their support and that it has helped them cope with their loss.
"I pray that other communities honor their heroes that are coming home," she said.
The Bryan County Board of Commissioners set the date for the unveiling ceremony at their regular meeting on Nov. 3. County officials expect Freeman’s family, along with other local dignitaries, to attend the unveiling ceremony.
"Anybody is invited that wants to come and join us," said Bryan County Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed. "The unveiling is really a memorial to Matthew Freeman who was a hometown hero and a spectacular young man."
-Read more in the Bryan County News.