A stretch of U.S. Highway 101 will soon honor veterans who received a Congressional Medal of Honor. (TRT: 52 ) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD


A four mile stretch of U.S. Highway 101 will honor four veterans who received the Congressional Medal of Honor under a bill passed in the Senate on Tuesday. Sen. Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam sponsored Senate Joint Memorial 8012.

Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam: (TRT: 19) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: “This memorial is to ask the Department of Transportation to designate a memorial highway for four Medal of Honor winners from the North Olympic Peninsula.  We have a very active veterans’ group up in the North Olympic Peninsula and they are very sincere in their desire to honor veterans and their service to our country, as am I.”

This stretch of Highway 101 will officially be re-named the “North Olympic Peninsula Medal of Honor Memorial Highway.” The Medal of Honor recipients – two from the Civil War, one from World War II and one from the Vietnam War – will be honored with their own mile near the Clallam-Jefferson county line.

Nicole Vukonich reporting in Olympia.