Wagner Honors 'Stan the Man' and Our Nation's Veterans

Feb 10, 2014
Press Release

Ballwin, MO - Today Congresswoman Ann Wagner issued the following statement after attending the ribbon cutting ceremony to name the new I-70 bridge over the Mississippi River the "Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge":

"I am truly honored to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony to name the new Mississippi River Bridge in honor of our nation's veterans and our hero, 'Stan the Man.' Stan Musial was more than just a great baseball player; he emboldened the virtues of an outstanding citizen," said Wagner. "As a World War II veteran, he left his professional baseball career to serve his country and never lost his zeal for public service. Throughout his life he always put his community first and he will be truly missed. Hopefully this bridge will remind the people of the St. Louis region about the greatness of Stan Musial and all of our veterans who have sacrificed so much to protect out freedoms."