PHOTO CAPTION: A sign reserves a parking spot outside the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Post Exchange for surviving family members Aug. 14.
September 16, 2013
By Julia LeDoux, Pentagram Staff Writer
JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. - Families of the Fallen now have designated parking spaces in several parking lots on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
Signs designating the spaces are white in color and are engraved with the words "Reserved for Surviving Families. Please respect this spot and their sacrifice. Honor our Families of the Fallen." JBM-HH Survivor Outreach Services support coordinator Sandra Brown said the signs design came from the U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM).
"The intent of the designated parking sign is to honor and recognize the sacrifices of the families who have lost a loved one in military service," she said.
The signs can be found on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall at Bldgs. 202 and 203 (the Casualty Assistance Center, ID card office, and Survivor Outreach Services), the commissary, post exchange, and Officers Club. Signs can also be found at the Marine Corps Exchange on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base.
Brown said any surviving family member - a spouse, a child who drives, or a parent - can park in the designated spots.
"Any surviving family member is who is being recognized and honored," she said. "Army Garrisons, Army installations have designated parking for Families of the Fallen, not just here at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall."
Any questions about the designated parking spaces can be directed to Survivor Outreach Services at 703-696-8846/8847.