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City gets first veterans parking space

May 30, 2018
J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

On Friday, May 25, a special ceremony was held at Canfield City Hall to unveil the first of many veterans-only parking spaces, and to give the mayor a special U.S. flag.

The dual ceremony began with the presentation from the United States Daughters of 1812. Representing the organization was Terry Ray, who presented a U.S. flag that was flown over the U.S. Capital, where it was flown in honor of Gen. Elijah Wadsworth, one of Canfield's early founders. The flag along with a certificate was presented to Canfield Mayor Richard Duffett.

The second half of the ceremony dealt with a new parking space at City Hall. Signage and a blue outlined parking spot was placed at City Hall for veterans only. The idea came from local resident Frank Micchia.

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Photos by J.T. Whitehouse, Town Crier

Members of the U.S. Daughters of the War of 1812 prepare to issue the Canfield Mayor a U.S. flag flown over the U.S. Capital in honor of Gen. Elijah Wadsworth, one of Canfield's founders. Pictured are Rolayne Kasmer, Terry Ray, and Gwen Willock. U.S. Daughters of the War of 1812 have to prove an ancestor served in that war.

"This is the first one," Duffett said. "We already have commitments from Canfield Schools to place one at each school building, and from McDonalds, Chemical Bank, and Perkins."

He told those present that any business in the city can get a sign. He said the signs cost $35 and anyone wishing to purchase one is asked for a donation, if the person can afford it. If not, Duffett said they can see they get the sign from the American Legion and VFW anyway.

The new veterans parking spot is directly in front of the entrance to City Hall.



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