“The signs are the brainchild of retired Marine Colonel John Folsom. The purpose is to honor anyone combat-wounded or who is a member of The Order of the Purple Heart,” he said. “Also, schools or businesses who display these signs show tremendous respect for our veterans.”
Signs also have been added at Little Miami, Loveland, Goshen, Milford and Sycamore schools. The first business to add the signs is Aquarian Pools & Spa in Clermont County.
Thomas said the process to get signs requires establishing where they will be displayed and that they will be functional. They are the same dimensions as all parking signs, and cost $29.75 to create — which is covered by grants and donations. My GI Foundation pays for shipping.
“As a district we feel it is very important to show respect and to honor all veterans. These (wounded veterans) were willing to give so much so that we are able to enjoy our lives. As a district we don’t take their sacrifices for granted. These signs are the least we can do,” Luecke said. “This also hits home for me personally. My father and my uncle were both awarded Purple Hearts during the Vietnam War.”
For more information, go online to http://mygivets.com/.