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Posted on: May 24, 2017

City of Mill Creek Designates Purple Heart Parking for Combat-Wounded Veterans

The City Council unveils the Purple Heart Parking for Combat-Wounded Veterans
Combat-wounded veterans will have an easier time parking at the City of Mill Creek. Two combat-wounded parking spots designated at City Hall were unveiled at the May 23 City Council meeting.

The designated parking stalls are identified with purple signs and purple lines, and sit 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 armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in 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,” said City Manager Rebecca Polizzotto. “It is our honor to show these members of the military some gesture of appreciation.”

The City hopes that other businesses will now follow suit in recognizing the commitment and sacrifice of combat-wounded veterans in their private parking lots.

Wounded Warriors Family Support, an organization that provides support to the families of those who have been wounded, 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
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