U.S. 80 Named in Honor of Korean War Vets

MONTGOMERY, AL - Motorists crossing Alabama on U.S. 80 will soon see signs designating it as the "Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway."

About 40 veterans joined Governor Riley at the Capitol today to dedicate the highway and unveil one of the green signs that will mark it. Today's ceremony came one day before the 55th anniversary of the beginning of the war.

Korean War veteran Bob Norris of Tuscumbia said the Korean War is sometimes referred to as "the forgotten war," but that's no longer true.

Veteran William Clark of Pearl, Mississippi, is trying to get all of U.S. 80 from Savannah, Georgia, to San Diego, California, to carry the name. So far, the Legislatures in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi have made designations.

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