Fitting honor for veterans

June 26, 2013 

The Illinois House of Representatives voted unanimously to name the new bridge in East St. Louis the Veterans Memorial Bridge. However, Congress thinks it has a better idea. They want to share Stan Musial's name with our veterans or even name it just in Musial's honor.

Millions of dead, disabled and surviving veterans or a great baseball player? Are you serious?

I'm convinced that Musial himself, a veteran and an honorable, humble man. would be honored to know that he and all of America's veterans were remembered together as equals.

As a combat wounded veteran, I'm asking Congress to name the new bridge Veterans Memorial Bridge for one reason: All who served deserve it.

Mark Lancaster

Decatur

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