WWII Veteran Recognized With Street Dedication

A WWII hero James Weir was honored in southwest Miami-Dade with having a street named in his honor.

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- New at 6:00, as the 76th anniversary of D-Day approaches, a World War II veteran is being recognized for his service to his country. A portion of Southwest 78th Street from 77th to 87th Avenues is now known as James Weir Way. The war hero was surprised by Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez, Senator Marco Rubio, and friends and family with the special honor.

JAMES WEIR: Oh, it's great. It's a privilege. I never expected that. My gosh. I'll have to tell everybody about that.

JEANETTE NUNEZ: He went to war on behalf of our nation, and he was in Normandy. And for me, that is such a special thing because we know the greatest generation, the folks that stormed the beaches of Normandy, the folks that put their lives on the line. We're so honored to be here.

- Lieutenant Governor Nuñez says James Weir Way will serve as a constant reminder of the devotion of a great patriot and the legacy of men and women serving our country.