Sayerville, New Jersey's favorite son, Jon Bon Jovi, has been honored by the Garden State with a newly named service area now bearing his name. Tapinto.net reported that Bon Jovi was one of nine New Jerseyans commemorated, with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority renaming the Cheesequake service area, at Exit 124, for the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. Others receiving the honor included Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, and James Gandolfini.
Gov. Phil Murphy said in a statement: “This is about putting New Jersey greatness on full display. This is the first part of an extended statewide exhibition of New Jersey heroes throughout our state. From military heroes on the Battleship New Jersey to historical figures on the New Jersey Turnpike to science and technology trailblazers at Newark Penn Station, New Jerseyans will find pride in our contributions to society and the world.”
First Lady Tammy Murphy added: “By highlighting the past achievements of New Jersey residents, we aim to encourage hope for the future success stories of our great state, and maybe even inspire the next Jon Bon Jovi to achieve all that they can through the opportunities afforded in New Jersey.”