There is just one step left before the post office in Alpha, Illinois is renamed for a fallen hero. Yesterday, the Senate passed Congresswoman Cheri Bustos' bill which will change the name of the Alpha, Illinois Post Office to the Captain Joshua E. Steele Post Office. Bustos initiated the legislation to honor the fallen hero at his hometown post office back in September when it passed unanimously through the House of Representatives. The final obstacle is the signature of President Donald Trump which could come before the President leaves for the Holidays in Florida or come when he returns early next week.
In a statement, Representative Cheri Bustos said: “Captain Joshua Steele made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation and we will never forget,” said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. “Capt. Steele was an exemplary young man who all of us should look up to. While nothing can repair the damage felt from his loss, I am hopeful that, by renaming the post office in Alpha, we’ll ensure that his legacy of courage and service carries on for future generations of Americans to reflect upon.”