Nearly 100 people, including more than a dozen Legion Riders, were on hand Monday afternoon for the Sign Unveiling Ceremony to honor Sgt. Joseph Zutterman, Jr and Spc. Michael T. Martin at Marysville City Hall. Kansas Transportation Secretary Mike King emceed the event and introduced the speakers, which included Senator Elaine Bowers of Concordia, who was there in place of Rep. Sharon Schwartz who was at home dealing with storm damage from the weekend, Marshall County Commission Chair Robert Connell, Marysville Mayor Bill Phillipi, David Zutterman, Joe’s brother, and Barbara Martin-Thomas, Michael’s sister.
Marysville Councilman Tim Ackermann also spoke as he was the one who led the way in having these bridges named after these two men. Martin’s sign is on U.S. 77 just south of Marysville and Zutterman’s sign is on the bridge on U.S. 36 just west of Marysville. The signs were put in place following the ceremony by the KDOT crews Monday afternoon.