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Coconut Creek unveils special parking for disabled veterans

 Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will unveil special designated parking areas for Disabled American Veterans (DAV) at 10 a.m. Monday.

 The covered parking spaces will be located on the third level of the new garage, which features solar energy and green technology.

 The ceremony will include Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, DAV of Vietnam and former Commander Chapter 133 Chuck McLaughlin, as well as the man whose life inspired the film “Black Hawk Down,” Michael Durant (pictured).

 Fresh Harvest will provide a meal to invited veterans afterward.

Durant served in the United States Army 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Airborne, known as the “Night Stalkers,” and was the pilot of a Black Hawk helicopter that was fired upon and subsequently crashed during a combat operation in Somalia in 1993.

“Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is committed to supporting and giving back to those who have served our country,” said Steve Bonner, President of Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. “There are many veterans in our community, and we are proud to dedicate these special parking spaces solely to them in honor of their service.”                     

The 1.2 million-member DAV is a non-profit 501(c)(4) charity dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families. The DAV was founded in 1920 by disabled veterans returning from World War I.

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