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Signs placed along Thurmon Tanner Parkway to honor veterans of WWII, Korea and Vietnam
Vietnam veterans lead the applause Wednesday morning as city of Oakwood employee Omar Madrigal removes the covering from the new Vietnam War Veterans Parkway sign along Thurmon Tanner Parkway.
Stretches of Thurmon Tanner Parkway leading to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs clinic in Oakwood were dedicated Wednesday in honor of veterans from World War II through the Vietnam War. In separate ceremonies, veterans unveiled signs marking Thurmon Tanner from Mundy Mill to Oakwood Road as World War II Veterans Parkway; Oakwood Road to Plainview Road, Korean War Veterans Parkway; and Plainview Road to H.F. Reed Industrial Parkway, Vietnam War Veterans Parkway. “I’d say at least 200 veterans per day travel this parkway,” said Vietnam vet Johnny Hulsey, who helped spearhead the effort.