2017-10-19 / Community News

Parking installed for wounded military at community college

Southern Maine Community College is paying tribute to military veterans by reserving designated parking spaces specifically for veterans who have been wounded in combat.

SMCC recently unveiled signs with Purple Hearts reserving two parking spaces on its South Portland campus for veterans who have been wounded in action. A third space will be reserved on SMCC’s Midcoast Campus in Brunswick. The spaces are marked with purple-and-white “Combat Wounded” signs and are lined with purple paint.

“It is important to remember all of the sacrifices our veterans have made for the freedoms we have today,” SMCC President Ron Cantor said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “These new parking signs are one way for SMCC to recognize and honor our students who were wounded in action, as well as all veterans here and everywhere.”

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