- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - U.S. Highway 287 from Helena to its intersection with U.S. Highway 191 north of West Yellowstone has been dedicated as the state’s POW/MIA Memorial Highway.

Black flags honoring the 55 Montanans still classified as Prisoners of War or Missing in Action were attached to light poles on the eastern edge of Helena before Friday’s dedication ceremony.

Vietnam veteran Dick Juvik and his wife, Linda, came up with the idea of a memorial highway after participating in the Run for the Wall, a motorcycle trek to Washington, D.C. in 2012.

The Independent Record reports (https://bit.ly/1opUNQ6) the Juviks wrote a letter to state officials requesting the dedication, which was approved in October 2013.

Last April, Gov. Steve Bullock ordered a POW/MIA flag to be flown at the state Capitol until all 55 missing Montanans are accounted for.



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Information from: Independent Record, https://www.helenair.com

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