Battle Creek to install parking signs for wounded vets

Reserved parking sign for wounded veterans. (Courtesy City of Battle Creek via Twitter)

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — The city of Battle Creek plans to install reserved parking signs for wounded veterans at city facilities.

The signs, which are outlined in purple and feature an image of a Purple Heart, will be installed at seven city facilities in Battle Creek including City Hall.

The city partnered with financial consulting firm Hilliard Lyons, which is sponsoring five of the initial signs with plans to purchase five more.

Mayor Dave Walters is expected to unveil the sign located at City Hall at 8:15 a.m. Thursday. Walters said he saw similar signs in another community and then sought city support to post them in Battle Creek.

Along with the sign at City Hall, six other signs will reserve a parking spot for wounded veterans at the Department of Public Works (150 S. Kendall St.), Full Blast (35 Hamblin Ave.), Willard Beach (George B Place), the Intermodal Transportation Center (South McCamly Street), C.O. Brown Stadium at Bailey Park (1392 Capital Ave. NE) and the Binder Park Golf Course (7255 B Drive South).

The city said the rest of the signs will be installed as weather and time allow.

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