While the gesture was well meant, the renaming of a bridge in the Poconos region of
The bridge is an apt metaphor for the dysfunctional system that is supposed to take care ofAn obvious question is which will be fixed first: The veterans health-care system or the bridge? My advice would be to not hold your breath for either.
’s most grievously wounded vets. America
The bridge carries far more traffic than it was built for and has been in a state of woeful neglect for years with axle-bending potholes, some so large that the reinforcing steel that is (hopefully) keeping the concrete structure from falling down is visible.
Photograph by Mark A. Genito/Pocono Record