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Dedication of veteran signs along highway

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DEL NORTE - More than a dozen veterans gathered on the side of the southbound 101 near the California-Oregon border for a dedication of veteran signs.

Three signs were erected as a symbol of the county’s support and gratitude to all who have served our country.

The signs are located at the three highway portals into the county so that all who drive through can see the signs that read, “Where We Honor Veterans”.

The Veteran’s Council was behind this effort to get signs, and proposed the idea to Caltrans back in January.

The county of Del Norte funded the signs and they were officially installed in October.

The signs have also caught the attention of Humboldt County. Supervisor Rex Bohn says there will be a movement to adopt them at the four portals into Humboldt County in the coming year.

“This is a great day for America. It’s a great day for Del Norte County. I want to thank the veteran’s sacrifice and service to this country so we can have a greater day on this the eve of Veterans Day. And also the recognizing of the 237 anniversary of the US marine corps-one of the five branches of this great country of the United States of America,” Roger Gitlin, Del Norte supervisor, said.