As we honor America’s veterans, officials are reminding vets that new license plates are available with a special designation marking their service.
PennDOT officials say the plates honor veterans who have received a variety of awards. Those awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Service Cross, Air Force Cross, Silver Star and Bronze Star. PennDOT already offers plates for active duty and reserve military personnel and veterans of all major conflicts.
The plates cost between $10 and $20. With more on the designation.
Meanwhile, Gov. Tom Corbett will sign a bill into law Monday, that was authored by State Rep. Jeff Pyle, and places a veteran’s designation on the driver’s licenses of those who have served.
Pyle says he came up with the idea for the legislation after a veteran told him he was unable to obtain a veteran’s discount at an Armstrong County business. The bill will be signed into law at a ceremony today at Fort Indiantown Gap.
Veterans in Indiana County already are able to obtain a veteran’s discount card. That program was started by the county in April of this year.