By: Carly O'Keefe
Anna, IL -- According to a report released by AFSCME, some
"Someone has to pass away before there's a bed. That’s sad," said AFSCME Local 3280 President Bonnie Brimm, a physical therapist at the veterans’ home.
The Anna home has 62 beds total, and according to AFSCME, there are 160 veterans waiting to get in.
"It's such a relief to know that they're taken care of, and they shouldn't have to wait for that care, no. they need more rooms," said Boyd's wife Sarah.
"If they had 62 more beds, they would fill 62 more rooms. I think there's that many that want to get out there," said Boyd's son John Boyd.
"We have to make room for our veterans. We should take care of them because they've taken care of us. If we don't, we don't deserve the freedoms we have," said John Boyd.