Osceola News Minute - Combat Wounded Parking Designation Unveiled - March 31, 2016
Today Osceola County joined a growing movement of businesses and governments honoring wounded veterans with designated parking spaces, by unveiling two signs at the Beaumont complex where the county’s office for veterans is located. The signs read “Combat Wounded” and have a Purple Heart medal symbol on them. The indicator lines marking the spaces are also purple. There are an estimated 1.8 million Purple Heart recipients nationwide who have transitioned back into civilian life, according to the Wounded Warriors Family Support project, which provided the signs at no cost. In recent years, the signs have been placed in parking lots of businesses, churches, schools, government and medical facilities from coast to coast. In this video, Commissioner Fred Hawkins, Jr. and Mr. Peter Olivo, Osceola County's Veteran of the Year discuss the importance of having these parking designations for combat wounded veterans.