Section of Illinois Route 140 renamed for American veterans - KMOV.com

Section of Illinois Route 140 renamed for American veterans

ALTON - Marion Ray's wish came true Monday when officials dedicated a highway in honor of all American veterans.

A 3.5-mile stretch of Illinois Route 140 between Illinois 255 and Homer Adams Parkway officially was renamed "American Veterans Memorial Parkway" at 10 a.m. Monday. State, county and city officials, along with members of four veterans' organizations and the public, attended the dedication ceremony at Gordon Moore Park.

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