Stores Are Reserving Purple Parking Spots For Soldiers Wounded In Combat

Diply 15 Dec 2017

There are a lot of specialized parking spots popping up lately. There are the classic handicapped-accessible spaces, but now there are spots for pregnant mothers, families, and even some for people who drive eco-friendly cars.

Whether you agree with those or not, I think we can all get behind the latest initiative to begin gaining support across the country.

More and more businesses have begun adding purple spaces to their lots.

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Those spaces are reserved for wounded veterans, many of whom may not be eligible for a handicapped permit.

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The signs are created and distributed by Wounded Warriors Family Support, a nonprofit in Omaha, NE. 

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The signs are offered for just the cost of shipping to any business in the country that wishes to install them.

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The project began in 2012 to honor the country's Purple Heart recipients, of which there are about 1.8 million. 

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The signs need to be installed based upon the business' local regulations.

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While the signs aren't "official" and can't be enforced, most people honor the intended use.

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To more clearly differentiate the spaces, some businesses are also employing purple paint to make them stand out.

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