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Purple Heart Appreciation; Wounded Warriors Honored with Parking Spaces

Purple Heart Appreciation; Wounded Warriors Honored with Parking Spaces

July 26, 2018

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office honored wounded combat veterans Thursday morning with the unveiling of four parking spaces designated just for them.

There is one space located in front of the Sheriff’s Office, the Justice Center, Emergency Services and Veterans Office entrance and the Government Center.

Interns and volunteers with the Sheriff’s Office painted the spaces purple, which is the color of the Purple Heart decoration a wounded combat veteran is awarded. The spaces also depict a Purple Heart and are marked with a special sign.Purple Heart recipients, including several from the Vietnam War, were in attendance and expressed their gratitude for the parking spaces.