Upland Shopping Center Now Has Two Parking Spaces Reserved for Combat Veterans

William Hilton, 83, spent a year on the front lines of the Korean War. Photo courtesy of Cherri Gregg.

They served on the front lines of battle in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other war-torn nations, and now they’ll get a front-row parking spot at their neighborhood mall.

Just before Veterans Day last Friday, the Upland Shopping Center dedicated two purple-painted Combat Warrior parking spots for those who served the United States in the armed forces.

“I am proud that I can be a part of it,” Upland Borough Councilman William Dennon said in a CBS Philly report by Cherri Gregg. “Any vet who wants to park here, this space is for that. I just wanted to do something — and I really want to see this go worldwide.”

Dennon orchestrated the service at Upland Shopping Center in honor of his father and brother, both veterans, as well as veteran and Sam & Sam’s Meats General Manager Robert Garrity, who provided the parking spots now used for Combat Warriors.

Paint was donated by Sherwin-Williams, and the signs were supplied for free by Wounded Warriors.

Click here to read more about the new veterans parking at Upland Shopping Center and the first people to use it at CBS Philly.

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