If You Ever See A Purple Parking Spot, Do Not Park Here Unless You Know What It’s For


Communities around the United States have been adding more and more purple parking spots. And the reason behind them is both surprising and amazing as you’ll discover in the video below.

While everyone knowns that blue handicapped parking spots are reserved for disabled citizens, few people have been taught what the purple parking spots mean.

Some communities have designated purple parking spots for soldiers who have earned Purple Hearts, military personnel who have been wounded in combat…

The city of Warren, Ohio is one community spearheading this initiative to finally give veterans and wounded warriors the respect and privilege they deserve.

Purple parking spaces were first seen at the Warren Municipal Court building, as a way to honor the veterans who served America. But now the mission is spreading to more patriotic communities across America.

“For the city to recognize veterans by putting out a parking spot for the combat wounded, you know, combat wounded, they should hold a special place in everyone’s heart,” Trumbull County Veteran Services Network director Herman Breuer told WKBN. “They spilled blood for our country.”

Now the City of Warren has announced its intention to make it a requirement for every building and every place of business to install at least one purple parking space reserved for wounded combat veterans.

“We’ll have one at every single building that’s used. So right now, City Hall will have one, the new government services building, the old Gibson building will have one, along with Packard Music Hall,” Warren Mayor Doug Franklin said.

When the word spread about the good work the citizens of Ohio were doing, Clovis, New Mexico jumped on the bandwagon. They are now implementing their own purple parking spaces to honor wound veterans.

“I saw that some people in another city had done this,” Clovis resident Nathan McCreery, who spearheaded the campaign, told the Clovis News Journal. “and I thought, ‘Wow, we have to do that here.’”

Although McCreery is not a veteran himself, he felt like it’s his duty to honor Purple Heart recipients for the service and sacrifice they’ve made for America.

“Honor is due,” he said. “Just because you aren’t former military doesn’t mean you can’t respect what they do and what has been done … We want to give honor and respect to these men and women because some of them have paid a huge price.”

Watch the WKBN27 news report below for more information on this new initiative.

Here’s what news viewers had to say:

“It’s a great idea. It’s just a way of saying “thank you” to our veterans. I would rather spend the money on them than on aliens migrating to our country. An Ohio resident.”

“Well done Warren OH – c’mon y’all follow suit.”

Others believe communities should offer more tangible services to help homeless veterans and those with PTSD.

Do you think more communities across America should honor wounded veterans like this? Or are there betters ways to support the veterans who have been wounded in combat?

Please SHARE YOUR REACTION to these wounded veteran parking spots in the comments below!