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Fallen Hero Memorial Highways

The 2013 legislature passed a law (HB 3494 & HB2708) that honored five individuals who were killed in the line of duty while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States. The 2015 legislature passed a law (HB 2389) to honor those who were killed in action or who died as a result of wounds received in action while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States. The law sets up a program to allow for a roadside memorial sign to be installed on a state highway to commemorate fallen heroes.

Guidelines

Memorial signs may be installed for those individuals who were killed in action and who have been recognized by the Oregon Legislature through a concurrent resolution. HB 2389 defines the Armed Forces.

To begin the process to have a memorial sign installed, please contact your state Senator or Representative to request he or she sponsor a concurrent resolution for the fallen hero. To find out who your legislators are, visit the Oregon Legislature website and click on “Find Who Represents Me in Oregon.”

Application Procedure

After the legislature adopts a concurrent resolution, complete the application form and send along with a check or money order payable to the Oregon Department of Transportation for $600 to:

Oregon Department of Transportation
c/o Mike Kimlinger, Interim State Traffic-Roadway Engineer
4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, MS 5
Salem, Oregon 97302

Concurrent Resolutions Adopted

Link to Oregon Administrative Rule: OAR 734, Division 26

Contact the Traffic Standards Unit

4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, MS 5
Salem, Oregon 97302
Phone: 503-986-3568
Fax: 503-986-4063

Program Contact

Phone: 503-986-4013

Other Memorial Programs

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