AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The support for veterans in the Valley continues to grow as Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course and Austintown officials teamed up for a special presentation Monday morning.
Special Purple Heart parking spots were dedicated Tuesday at Hollywood Gaming. There will be more than a dozen such ceremonies planned around the township.
“You know, we say the space empty is just as powerful as a car parked in it… We wanted to bring some recognition and education to people as to what the Purple Heart meant, and Austintown being a big military community, this was a way for us to do it by doing this community wide,” said Austintown Township Trustee Jim Davis.
Davis said the hope is that people will honor and respect the space by leaving it available to those who truly need it.