Governor Mark Dayton has ordered the I-35W bridge to be lit blue in honor of Jacob Wetterling.
The governor has directed that the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) have the bridge glow in blue for 11 nights, beginning tonight, and ending on Sunday, September 25th–the night of Jacob’s memorial service in St. Joseph. Dayton says the bridge will be lit blue to represent child abuse prevention.
In addition, the Wetterling family and the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center have asked that Minnesotans honor Jacob’s memory through the number 11, which was his jersey number in sports.
And the Wetterling’s ask if you put on Jacob’s jersey number, make a commitment to living with 11 traits: 1. Be Fair 2. Be Kind 3. Be Understanding 4. Be Honest 5. Be Thankful 6. Be a Good Sport 7. Be a Good Friend 8. Be Joyful 9. Be Generous 10. Be Gentle with others 11. Be Positive.