Highway near Hood River dedicated to Nisei WWII veterans

Oregon Route 35 will honor more than 33,000 Japanese American veterans who served during WWII.

HOOD RIVER, Oregon — Editor’s note: The video above originally aired in March of this year when lawmakers were considering the bill to dedicate Oregon Route 35.

An Oregon highway will now be dedicated to Japanese Americans who fought in World War II.

Oregon Route 35, which runs between Hood River and Government Camp, will get a name change and signs will be posted along the route. The final decision came after Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 1509 at a ceremony on Friday. The bill was passed unanimously

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