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“Street of Heroes:” Council recognizes road designation

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Roadway leading to Tahoma National Cemetery receives official title

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It is the final resting place of many men and women who served our country, and the Metropolitan King County Council has adopted an ordinance officially designating the county arterial serving the Tahoma National Cemetery as King County’s “Street of Heroes.”

“Our military veterans should be treated like the heroes that they are,” said Councilmember Reagan Dunn, prime sponsor of the legislation. “I hope this small token of appreciation helps express the profound gratitude we have for the sacrifices made by these men to protect our great country.”

The roadway— Southeast 240th Street between 172nd Avenue SE and 180th Avenue SE is near the Tahoma National Cemetery. It received the honorary designation in 2002 at request of the North Pacific Chapter of the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association, a group of naval veterans who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

The adopted ordinance officially recognizes the designation.

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