June 29, 2018

Warner & Kaine Praise Final Passage Of Bill To Rename Palmyra Post Office In Honor Of U.S. Navy Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine praised final Senate passage of legislation to rename a U.S. Postal Service office located in Palmyra, Virginia as the U.S. Navy Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby Post Office. Seaman Rigsby died on the USS Fitzgerald on June 17, 2017 following a collision with a merchant vessel off the coast of Japan. He was a native of Palmyra.

“Seaman Rigsby served his country and his community with honor beginning in high school as a volunteer firefighter and then through his service in the Navy. We’re proud Congress came together to pay him tribute with this designation,” the Senators said.

In March, Warner and Kaine called on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security to support this designation to honor Seaman Rigsby’s memory and contributions to the community. The post office is located at 13683 James Madison Highway in Palmyra. The legislation, which has now passed the House and Senate, will next go to the President’s desk to be signed into law.