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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway

The state of Idaho has found a concrete way to recognize Vietnam War veterans in a year that marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident.

On Tuesday, the state officially declared Interstate 84 in Idaho as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway.

“It goes further than a thank you. This really is an act of appreciation,” said Capt. Henry Parker, commander of the Idaho Department of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Parker and his organization were leading advocates who persuaded Idaho state lawmakers to approve the designation earlier this year. Mike Prager, SR

Do you think this is a fitting way to honor Vietnam vets?


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