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OR Senate votes to name I-84 for Vietnam veterans

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The Oregon Senate voted to name Interstate 84 in Oregon the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Freeway.

The bill instructs the Oregon Department of Transportation to place signs honoring veterans of the Vietnam War along I-84 from Portland to Ontario.

The bill passed 28-0, with two senators excused. It now heads to the Oregon House of Representatives.

Thirty-three other states have officially designated highways that specifically honor Vietnam veterans.

Interstate 205 is also known as the War Veterans Memorial Freeway, but there is no freeway in Oregon specifically designated for Vietnam veterans.

If SB 461 passes into law, Oregon State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America will pay for the creation and installation of the "Vietnam Veterans Memorial Freeway" signs throughout the length of I-84 in Oregon.

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