VIA| We often come across parking spots every day without giving them much attention. But that’s soon to change as a growing movement across the country looks to honor wounded veterans.
The movement, started by the Wounded Warriors Family Support organization, involves designating parking spots for men and women who suffered injuries while in combat, according toFox News.
The plan was to paint the parking spots purple as well as put up a sign that reserves the spot for veterans. The organization is is offering free parking signs to any organizations that want them.
The idea is catching on as stores, churches and other establishments are putting up their own signs.
“There are an estimated 1.8 million Purple Heart recipients, combat wounded service members who have transitioned back into civilian life,” Wounded Warriors Family Support said on its website.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart posted an image of volunteers painting a spot on its Facebook page, which generated a lot of support and attention.
This is just one of many creative ways people have chosen to honor vets, and it’s far better treatment than they receive from President Barack Obama. We hope to see many purple parking spots in the future.
If you would like more information about Combat Wounded Parking Signs, you can call (402) 502-7557.