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.