(Press Release From The City of Battle Creek)

Photo credit: Art Frith/WBCK

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The city has partnered with Hilliard Lyons to install reserved parking signs for wounded combat veterans at each of seven city facilities.

 Mayor Dave Walters, who works for the financial consulting firm, will unveil the City Hall sign at 8:15 a.m. this Thursday, Jan. 7. Hilliard Lyons is sponsoring five of the initial signs, and plans to purchase five more for the community.

 Walters said he noticed similar signs in another community and sought city support to post them here.

 “It’s great that the city has showed support to veterans,” he said. “It’s just another way to say thanks.”

 The signs are outlined in purple and feature an image of a Purple Heart, the military medal awarded to members of the armed forces who were injured or killed in action, or died of wounds received in action.

 Along with the one at City Hall, signs also 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 rest of the signs will be installed as weather and time allow.

 Please join us to honor our local and visiting veterans with the unveiling of the City Hall reserved parking sign:

 

8:15 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 7

City Hall parking lot

10 N. Division St.