Good things, indeed, come in small packages and that adage is genuinely demonstrated in one North Carolina county when it designated VIP parking spaces for wounded warriors at the Register of Deeds.
The initiative marks the county’s way of honoring and supporting the service members. For the average individual, a parking space may be nothing special, but for an injured soldier it could spell the true meaning of convenience.
Onslow County Manager Jeff Hudson told the Daily News of Jacksonville that they are planning to put two wounded warrior parking spaces each at the tax office, the health department and the county’s multipurpose complex.
“It’s a new program for us, but certainly we’re proud of our service members,” Hudson said. “We want to make sure that when they utilize county services, that it’s as easy as possible for them.”
The designated parking spaces will have signs that feature a silhouette of a soldier carrying an injured buddy. Hudson said that they got the inspiration of installing VIP parking for injured soldiers after a local Walmart placed the spaces in their parking lot last summer.
Hudson added that the Register of Deeds is only one of the five county locations where they plan to install wounded warrior parking spaces.
“We’re proud of our military service members, and we support the members who have given so much in defense of our freedoms,” he said.