There is currently a movement to rename Veterans Parkway in honor of Army Ranger Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers of Bloomington. I remember many years ago when Business 55 was named Veterans Parkway in honor of all of our veterans. The naming came at a time when Vietnam veterans specifically had received a less than spectacular welcome back from that particular war, and I felt some degree of appreciation for the recognition.
Without diminishing Sgt. Rodgers’ sacrifice, I question why, of all the battlefield dead that our community mourns, there is now a move to discard the commemoration of our veterans in general in favor one specific soldier.
Marc Miller, Bloomington