I was glad to be part of the Memorial Highway Dedication Ceremony for U.S. Army SPC Phillip Pannier in Metamora at the Village Square last week. There was wonderful support from the community. Phillip is an American hero who gave his all defending our country in Iraq in 2008. The portion of Illinois Route 116 between Roanoke and Metamora will now bear his name in honor of his sacrifice. Our thanks and grateful hearts go out to Phillip’s family. May God bless Phillip, his loving family and our great country.