SACRAMENTO – A bill designating a stretch of State Route 14 in Palmdale as the “Lance Corporal Javier Olvera Memorial Highway” has made it one step closer to final passage.
Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 60 received unanimous support Monday in the Assembly Transportation Committee, according to the bill’s author, Senator Steve Knight.
Knight’s resolution seeks to memorialize Lance Corporal Javier Olvera, a 20-year-old marine and Palmdale native who lost his life on a tour of duty near the Pakistani border in 2009.
“Lance Corporal Javier Olvera’s bravery will be remembered as we honor a true hero,” Knight said in a news release.
Commencing with his first tour of duty in Iraq in 2007, Lance Corporal Olvera served in the highly dangerous roll of rifleman and Radio Operator. His compassion towards others was well known among his peers both in the Antelope Valley and overseas.
By memorializing a portion of Highway 14 in honor of this young soldier, we will always remember the cost of freedom and the bravery of those individuals fighting to protect it, Knight stated.
SCR 60 will next be heard on the Assembly Floor where it will need 41 votes to be enacted.
Senator Steve Knight, (R-Antelope Valley), represents the 21st Senate District in the California Legislature, which includes communities throughout the Antelope, Santa Clarita and Victor Valleys.