Sep. 04, 2019

EFFORT – Area veterans joined Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) and other state and local officials Wednesday to officially dedicate a portion of Route 115 in Monroe County as the Submarine Veterans Memorial Highway.

“It has been my honor to sponsor legislation naming this local highway in honor of the dedicated submarine veterans from our region who have selflessly served and sacrificed for our country and each and every one of us,” Rader said. “We owe them a debt of gratitude that can never be fully repaid.”

Rader was approached by United States Submarine Veterans-Pocono Base with the idea of permanently honoring area submarine veterans. The organization is very active throughout Monroe County and attends many community functions, and Rader was pleased to help make the highway naming a reality.

Rader’s House Bill 1964 to name the highway passed the House in June 2018. It was later incorporated into a separate bill that became Act 61 of 2018.

Under the law, the portion of Route 115 from Long Pond Road in Tunkhannock Township to Jonas Road in Chestnuthill Township in Monroe County is now known as the Submarine Veterans Memorial Highway.

Representative Jack Rader
176th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Patricia Hippler
717.772.9846 /
Rader Leads Dedication of Submarine Veterans Memorial Highway
Rep. Jack Rader presents a plaque to Robert Obrecht of the United States Submarine Veterans-Pocono Base. Obrecht worked closely with Rader to help get the roadway renamed in honor of his fellow submarine veterans.