Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial Day and Our Veterans

Caltrans hopes that all motorists will have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend, but we also hope that you will take time to reflect on those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Some of California’s freeways and have been named in honor of veterans who served and lost their lives in wars abroad:

  • 101st Airborne Screaming Eagle Freeway (US 101 aka Ventura Freeway)
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial Freeway (SR-126 aka Santa Paula Freeway)
  • Ventura County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway (SR-1)
  • L.A. County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway (SR-1)
Inside 7 Newsletter article: A Few Good Men and Women

Memorial Day is a very personal day for Caltrans because many of our engineers, electricians, lawyers, information officers, landscapers, painters, and many more have served in the military or are still actively serving.  Also, many of the Division of Highways (as Caltrans was known as until 1972) and Caltrans employees have served in the military since World War I.