Vets to get their own parking spaces in West Miami City

Julia LeDoux
July 24, 2019 - 10:47 am
Diaz-Padron hols up veterans parking sign

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Veterans will find parking in a South Florida city a little easier.

Reserved parking spaces for veterans will soon be available in parks and facilities run by the City of West Miami.

The program was unanimously approved July 17 by the city commission, reports CBS Miami.

Commissioner Eric Diaz-Padron presented the initiative.

The spaces will be designated by signs  that read “Veterans Only Parking” and contain the seals of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy.

The honor system will be used to enforce the parking program, said Diaz-Padron.

“I have faith that people will respect our Veterans enough to not park in the space,” he said.

Diaz-Padron has requested that the signs be in place before Veterans Day.

“At least one will be unveiled on that day,” he said.

West Miami City was founded by World War II veterans in 1947.

 “The City of West Miami was founded by the Greatest Generation, heroes who sacrificed everything during World War II to liberate our world from tyranny. We must never forget them nor any of the courageous men and women who have demonstrated the ultimate commitment to defending freedom and liberty in the United States,” he said. “While we remain forever indebted to our veterans, we must do all that we can to express our deep appreciation and admiration.”

According to American Military News, Florida International University added a space for vets at its Veterans and Military Affairs parking lot earlier this year and the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office a set up a parking space for veterans in front of its office on July 15.

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