It is often decades after a war ceases that highways and major stretches of road are dedicated to those who served or lost their lives in battle. Law makers in Oregon felt that those who served in previous wars should have the chance to see memorialized highways in their honor while they’re still living. After all, 331,600 Veterans call Oregon home.
Oregon House Bill 2036 is finally beginning to be recognized by those driving U.S. Highway 101 as signs honoring Vets of the Gulf War, the War in Afghanistan and the Iraq War are beginning to pop up.
The chairman of the Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Committee, Senator Brian Boquist, released a statement-“Dedicating roadways in honor of veterans is a small gesture with a large purpose: it is one of the most public ways a society can remember its veterans and say ‘thank you.'”
Read more about the newly memorialized 338 mile-long stretch of highway HERE.