On a more serious note

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Updated Dec 14, 2009

Today, Tennessee DOT workers killed in the line of duty are honored at the Tennessee Smith County Welcome Center off I-40, as Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Gerald Nicely joins family members at 10:30 AM, Central time, to dedicate the brand-new Highway Worker Memorial. The new black granite memorial honors the 106 highway workers lost on duty since 1948. Following the unveiling of the memorial, the names of each of those workers will be read and family members will have an opportunity to lay a rose at the foot of the stone. Transfer paper will also be available for family members to rub across the name of their loved ones. Might be worth a stop in the future.div class=”blogger-post-footer”Channel 19 is the blog version of the column of the same name featured in Overdrive: The Voice of the American Trucker. Todd Dills ([email protected]) is its author./div