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'Combat wounded parking' coming to Fayetteville

Posted October 7, 2014

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— Fayetteville is giving local companies a chance to recognize men and women wounded in combat by allocating a designated parking space for them.

Wounded Warrior Family Support Foundation donated 50 12-inch-by-18-inch signs – available for on a first-come, first-serve basis – to those that have parking lots within the city limits.

For more information, contact Lee Jernigan at 910-433-1660 or send an email to ljernigan@ci.fay.nc.us

The signs, free to those meeting the city's minimum parking requirements, have popped up all over the country, including cities in Texas, Massachusetts and California.

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  • Ronnie Reams Oct 8, 2014
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    Any wound will get you a PH. Most do not qualify for HD tags. They all qualify for PH plate, so that would be a way to tell.

  • Lightfoot3 Oct 8, 2014

    While I appreciate their service, I personally don't support the idea of giving them special parking spots. I guess private businesses can do whatever they want though. Wouldn't want to see this with regards to public parking.


    "this is silly, let them use handicap parking and enforce existing handicap spaces that are regularily abused by folks that are NOT handicapped!!" - tlightfoot55


    Unless they are handicapped, that's no different than the abuse that's already happening. The use and abuse of handicap spaces by those that aren't handicapped really irks me.

  • 68_dodge_polara Oct 8, 2014

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    Makes sense. They already have hybrid parking only in some places in Durham. I'd rather these be switched to honor veterans. Fat chance that would happen here though.

  • Terry Lightfoot Oct 8, 2014
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    this is silly, let them use handicap parking and enforce existing handicap spaces that are regularily abused by folks that are NOT handicapped!!

  • bluecanary Oct 8, 2014

    That's a nice sentiment. But wouldn't someone with a severe enough combat related wound have handicapped parking tags already? And how are they going to enforce this? I already see people abusing handicapped parking spaces and they never seem to get ticketed. Overall, seems like a symbolic gesture that won't really do anything.

  • iopsyc Oct 8, 2014

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    From a practical standpoint, I would think it's possible to have been wounded in combat, but not meet the requirements for handicap parking.

    From an honor and respect standpoint...well only a designated spot really gets that message across.

  • Nan Toppin Oct 8, 2014
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    I support!

  • 68_dodge_polara Oct 8, 2014

    Can they not use handicap parking spaces already?

  • babylaceycarpenter Oct 8, 2014

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    One could hope, but we all know that they will.

  • Confucius say Oct 8, 2014

    Hopefully they won't be abused the way handicap parking spaces are.