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Wounded Vets Are Being Honored With Purple Parking Spaces

A fitting tribute for a fitting group.

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Th city of Warren in Ohio is doing something special to honor wounded veterans by making their lives a little bit easier. Last week, the city unveiled purple parking spaces specifically for use by veterans wounded in combat.

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The Purple Heart medal is awarded to people wounded or killed while serving, and was created by Gen. George Washington in 1782 as the Badge of Military Merit. The award's name was changed to the Purple Heart in 1917.

Herman Breuer, director of the Trumbull County Veteran Services Network, told WBKN how significant the honor was.

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.

They spilled blood for our country.