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New designation added to PA license for veterans

By: WJAC Web Staff

HARRISBURG -- A new way for veterans to be honored for their service was announced Tuesday.

Gov. Tom Corbett announced details of a program that allows veterans to have their service noted on their state drivers license or identification card.

This was created so veterans could identify themselves without having to have military identification on hand.

"This designation is long overdue, and provides recognition for our vets and will help them increase as, you've heard before, the awareness of available state resources and benefits that each of you have earned for your service," said Corbett.

The designation is an American flag with the word Veteran beneath the flag that appears on the front of the license or identification card.

Corbett, who served with the National Guard, received the first designated license. 

There is no additional cost for having the designation put on their license.

Forms for drivers license or identification renewals and duplicates have a box for applicants to certify that they are a veteran and once the designation has been added to the card it will automatically appear each time the card is renewed.

Veterans holding a non-commercial driver's license or identification card can apply for the designation by visiting and clicking on the American Flag/Veterans Designation icon.  

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times