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New parking spaces reserved for wounded veterans

Posted at 6:26 PM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-17 19:36:22-04

Two parking spots have been reserved for Purple Heart recipients at City Hall.

With Corpus Christi recently dubbed as a “Purple Heart City” and Nueces County as a “Purple Heart County,” this recognition is fitting.

Local Vietnam veteran Ram Chavez, who has been working with city and county officials to improve ways of honoring our sterling veterans, hopes these inaugural spots will help the community to identify Purple Heart recipients and honor them for their valued service.

“We hope the community will honor them by giving them the opportunity to welcome them home and thank them for their service when they see that they’re parking there,” Chavez said.

Chavez wants more designated Purple Heart parking in other parts of the city. These first two spots he hopes will pave the way for other locations to follow suit, as well as bring out younger Purple Heart recipients in the community.

“The city’s always been very very receptive to everything we’ve done for many years so we appreciate that from the county and the city of Corpus Christi and our citizens of the Coastal Bend,” Chavez said.

The next designated Purple Heart parking spaces are slated at Veterans Memorial High School in the upcoming weeks.