CONGRESSMAN CHRIS VAN HOLLEN

Maryland’s 8th District

For Planning Purposes Only

December 9, 2016

CONTACT: Ian Jannetta – 202-420-8215

TUESDAY: Van Hollen Announces Bridge to be Dedicated to Fallen Hero from Bethesda

Washington, DC – Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen will deliver remarks on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 11:00 am  at a bridge dedication ceremony. The bridge will be named after Bethesda native Alessandro (Alex) Carbonaro, a Marine Sergeant who died in 2006 while serving his second tour of duty in Iraq.

Congressman Van Hollen petitioned the Maryland Department of Transportation to dedicate the East-West Highway Bridge (MD 410) over the Georgetown Branch Trail/Purple Line right-of-way to Sergeant Carbonaro in honor of his service and sacrifice. At the dedication, a sign bearing Sergeant Carbonaro’s name will be unveiled and will then be installed on the bridge.

WHAT:          Bridge Dedication Ceremony for Sergeant Alessandro Carbonaro

WHO:            Congressman Chris Van Hollen

State Senator Susan C. Lee, District 16, Montgomery County

Dan Bullis, Chair of Montgomery County Commission on Veteran Affairs

WHEN:          Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 11 am

WHERE:       Our Lady of Lourdes

Library / Media room

7500 Pearl St.

Bethesda, MD