Johnson City

Parking may be getting easier for region's wounded vets

Local businesses adding specific...

Combat wounded veterans are being honored by businesses around the region with parking spaces just for them.

It's thanks to the Dog Tag Brigade Veterans Foundation- a not-for-profit group that assists veterans with their needs.

They are making signs that will reserve the space for a purple heart recipient.

The first space is at Smith Brothers Harley Davidson in Johnson City.

"We're trying to educate the general public on the sacrifice of our war fighters so that future decisions for disabled veterans and veterans in general can be honorable," Chris Arnold with the Dog Tag Brigade Veterans Foundation said.

Arnold says each space with sign, post and paint costs about $75, so they are asking for donations to help. The agency has gotten requests from 20 locations for the veterans' parking spots.


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