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Highway Signs
by Sande Balch

Welcome Home Vietnam Vets Day March, 2011
by Sande Balch


The War Veteran Memorials

In 2008, Washington State designated SR112 the Vietnam War Veterans’ Memorial Highway, between U.S. Highway 101 and SR113. The Korean War Veterans’ Blue Star Memorial Highway was likewise designated in 2007 to include SR113 from its beginning at Sappho at U.S. Highway 101 to its junction with SR112 and continuing on SR112 to its terminus at the Makah Indian Reservation at Neah Bay.

Both stretches of highways have signs indicating these designations. A Korean War Veterans’ Memorial is located in Clallam Bay at the county park. Between mileposts 58 and 57 near Eden Valley Road, there is a memorial plaque in honor of the Vietnam War Veterans. Fort Núñez Gaona-Diah Veterans Park in Neah Bay is on the site of a Spanish trading fort built in 1792. It also stands as a memorial for the nearly 300 Neah Bay veterans who served in the U.S. military.