Nisei Highway Dedication Set For August 13

Dedication of Oregon Highway 35 as the Oregon Nisei Veterans World War II Memorial Highway will take place in August.  Governor Kate Brown signed the bill passed by the Oregon Legislature this past session to dedicate the highway between Hood River and Government Camp in honor of the state’s Japanese American World War II veterans.  A dedication ceremony will be held at the Wy’East Middle School performing arts center on August 13 at 1 p.m., with Nisei dignitaries, former Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, and local legislators participating.  A sign reveal will be held at the Highway 35 viewpoint two miles south of Hood River after the ceremony at around 3 p.m.  Tax-deductible donations are being accepted to support this project online at, or by mailing a designated check payment made out to American Legion Post 22, at P.O. Box 1803 in Hood River, zip code 97031.

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