Across the country we recognize important, famous and influential individuals who have shaped our society. We have renamed streets and highways to recognize their contributions to our communities and country. There are streets named for Mark Hamill, Rihanna, Bob Hope, Beyonce, Betty White and Hugh Hefner. Why do we limit this recognition to secular figures and celebrities?
It is time for John the Baptist to join the ranks of Martin Luther King Jr, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln by having prominent streets renamed in his honor. Join us in petitioning our representatives and civic leaders and requesting streets be renamed for John the Baptist.
We live in a world where kindness and morality have taken a backseat to profit and politics. John the Baptist Boulevard started as a movement in Jacksonville, Florida in hopes of inspiring citizens and neighbors to do better, be better and choose to live a life driven by by Christian ideals.
Beach Boulevard was originally selected because it is a heavily traveled road that leads to water and is not already named in honor of a person or place of historical significance. As the movement has progressed, a decision was made to instead rename a parallel road that already has the initials, JTB. Join us in asking the City of Jacksonville, Florida to rename J. Turner Butler expressway to John The Baptist Boulevard.