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I-84 Now Honors Vietnam Veterans

I-84 through Idaho is now officially Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway, under legislation passed and signed into law this year; new signs for the route were unveiled at a ceremony on the state Capitol steps this morning. “It has been far too long for this recognition to come,” declared Sen. Mike Crapo, addressing a crowd of more than 100, including many veterans. He called the choice of the state’s busiest freeway for the designation “incredibly fitting.” The ceremony was punctuated with speeches, a rifle salute and a solemn playing of “Taps.” Retired Capt. Henry Parker, a decorated two-tour Vietnam veteran, told the crowd, “Today is another step for our healing”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here. (Photo: Eye on Boise)


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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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