West Seneca now has a designated parking space for a combat wounded veteran outside the Town Hall.
The "Combat Wounded Designated Parking" sign was created by Wounded Warrior Family Services, which distributes the signs around the country.
The parking space was unveiled Friday, two days after the 85th anniversary of the creation of the modern Purple Heart medal. There are an estimated 1.8 million Purple Heart recipients.
Assemblyman Michael Kearns encouraged businesses and offices across Western New York to contact his office and sign up to receive a sign for their parking lot, and Marie Betti with WNY Federal Credit Union announced the placement of one of the signs at the credit union.
"The ‘Combat Wounded Designated Parking’ signs are one small way to give back to those who have given their very best for us," Kearns said.
"The growth of the West Seneca Veteran’s Campus is continuous and this is another opportunity for us to thank those men and women who serve and continue to serve this great country," West Seneca Supervisor Sheila Meegan said.
Also on hand for the designation were Russ Ward, a Purple Heart recipient, and Councilman William Hanley.