Council designates parking spots for Purple Heart veterans
Last updated 6/2/2017 at Noon
Veterans wounded in combat will have an easier time parking at Mill Creek City Hall after the city unveiled two parking spots designated for Purple Heart recipients during the last City Council meeting prior to Memorial Day.
The reserved parking stalls are identified with purple signs and purple lines next to the disabled parking spots in front of each building at the municipal campus. Purple Heart recipients and other combat-wounded military personnel are eligible to use the parking stalls.
The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces who are wounded by an instrument of war at the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action. It is specifically a combat decoration.
“Councilmember Vince Cavaleri approached me with the idea of designating certain parking spaces around the city for combat-wounded veterans, and we whole-heartedly embraced the idea,” City Manager Rebecca Polizzotto said. “It is our honor to show these members of the military some gesture of appreciation.”
The city manager said she hopes that businesses in Mill Creek will follow the city’s lead in their private parking lots to recognize the commitment and sacrifice of combat-wounded veterans.
Wounded Warriors Family Support will provide combat-wounded parking signs free of charge to businesses as a way of honoring and recognizing these veterans. Business can apply online at http://www.wwfs.org/mobility-is-freedom/combat-wounded-parking-signs.