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With purple parking spaces popping up around the country to honor purple heart recipients, one Florida city wants to go a little further and honor the “super heroes” who put their lives on the line for everyone – veterans, active duty military and first responders.

“These are the people who put their lives on the line every day for us and it’s the least we can do for them,” said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey. “Most of them are so humble in their actions they might not use the space anyway because they are proud of the duty they did for their country.”

Residents have been very vocal in their support of the new initiative.

“We always need to honor our first responders and our veterans for what they have done and what they continue to do on a daily basis,” said Steve Furbish. “I thought that’s just a great thing and we should do it.”

“I think it is a great way to honor those who have and do serve us. I was a little surprised to see them,” said resident Joel Lucas. “Hopefully other people throughout the county will pick up on it, and throughout the country.”