Raritan Valley Community College has designated two special parking spaces on campus for disabled veterans. The spaces, located behind Hunterdon Hall, are marked with placards that show they are reserved for “Combat Wounded” individuals.
The spaces are the brainchild of the Wounded Warriors Family Support organization, which offers the signs to facilities across the country as a way of honoring and recognizing veterans.
The parking space project was brought to College administrators’ attention by RVCC Nursing student Justin Macarone of Somerset, who served in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, from 2000-2010. Macarone had seen the signs in the community and wondered if they could be posted at RVCC. “I’m a big veterans’ activist because we have to take care of each other,” he said, explaining why he wanted to bring the project to RVCC.
Macarone is among the approximately 90 military and veteran students at the College, which earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse.
Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.