Lowe’s stores across the country reserve parking spots to honor the fallen

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – While many Memorial Day traditions and ceremonies were cancelled, one annual traditional was able to live on at Lowe’s.

Every year on Memorial Day, Lowe’s stores across the country reserve one of the veterans parking spots to honor the fallen.

At the Fayetteville Lowe’s, the parking spot was dedicated and decorated over the weekend.

Chas Hayter, an Army Veteran and a delivery coordinator at the Fayetteville Lowe’s, says he hoped everyone who saw it could have that moment of pause. 

“I’m hoping they realize that a lot of people have sacrificed their lives. I was actually reading the other day that back in 1980 there was over 18% veterans surviving in the U.S. and as of 2016, it’s only 7%, so population is getting smaller and smaller for veterans and we need to honor those sacrifices,” he said.  

Hayter says Lowe’s continues their dedication to those who have served daily in their hiring practices, discounts and designated parking spots for veterans and Purple Heart recipients. 

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Anna Saunders
Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.