The North Park Bridge officially became "Veterans Memorial Bridge" on Friday, May 19.
For many who attended the renaming ceremony, the simple addition of a sign saying Veterans Memorial Bridge with logos from all five branches of the armed forces was a significant achievement. moving.
Bob Crans and Bob Porter, American Legion Post 258 past commodores, said renaming the bridge to honor all of the area's veterans was personal to them.
"We are both Vietnam veterans. There was little appreciation for our service when we came home so we have kind of come full circle now," Porter said.
The bridge connects the city of Grand Rapids to the city of Walker.
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