(Gary Emeigh, The News Journal)

It took a few tries, but it looks like a Delaware couple will finally be able to participate in Delaware’s Adopt-a-Highway program. All they needed to do was drop the word ‘Nazi’ from their proposal for two signs along a two-mile highway stretch.

Delaware Online reports:

Over the summer, DelDOT blocked Edward McBride III’s application to adopt Cedar Grove Road under the name of the National Socialist Freedom Movement Nazi Party.

Citing concerns that the state could be seen as endorsing a hate group, DelDOT also rejected McBride’s counter-offer to have an abbreviated Adopt-a-Highway sign carry the name “NSFM88 Nazi Party.”

The approved signs read ‘Freedom Party.’ McBride and his wife are believed to be the only local members of the Neo-Nazi group on behalf of which they sought the signage, though they have reportedly said there are 45 members in Delaware. As for what the ‘adoption’ entails?

Groups are required to clean their designated roadways at least three times a year. Volunteers in Sussex County spent 711 hours collecting 2,106 bags of trash, according to DelDOT.

McBride said he intends to clean up the ditches along Cedar Grove Road on Tuesday or Wednesday, his days off from a job as a cook at a local restaurant.

“I plan to get out there and take care of my obligation,” McBride said.

Delaware OKs neo-Nazi group in ‘Adopt A Highway’ program [USA Today]
Neo-Nazi group adopts Sussex roadway [Delaware Online]
This Exists: Nazi Group Adopts Delaware Highway [Mediaite]