Across the United States, volunteers are looking honor wounded veterans in a special way ahead of Veteran’s Day, which is in a week, according to a report on Nov. 2.
Volunteers are going out to help designate pre-arranged parking spaces for men and women who were injured while in combat. Stores, churches, schools, and other public places have asked to put up purple signs on their own, according to the Wounded Warriors Family Support organization’s website.
“There are an estimated 1.8 million Purple Heart recipients, combat wounded service members who have transitioned back into civilian life,” the group says on the site.
Fox News reported on Nov. 2 that volunteers include all types of people, from eighth graders to other veterans.
“The response has been tremendous, stretching from coast to coast. The signs have been placed in the parking lots of businesses, churches, schools and colleges, government, and medical facilities,” the organization said.
The group is giving out parking signs for anyone who wants them.
Bobby Woody, a veteran, said that he was “at a loss for words.”
“I was so grateful,” he was quoted as saying.