COMBAT-RELATED SPECIAL COMPENSATION
"Proud to be a Veteran" license plates available
Minnesota veterans now have the opportunity to purchase a special license plate and simultaneously donate to the World War II Veterans' Memorial Fund. Minnesota's Driver and Vehicle Services Division (DVS) and the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs have announced that the new veteran's license plates are now available.
The plates feature a prominent United States flag and the legend, "Proud to Be a Veteran." The license plates may be displayed on cars, vans, pickup trucks and recreational vehicles. A special plate application is available at all deputy registrar locations or on DVS's web site.
To be eligible to purchase the plates, one must have participated in active military service in a branch of the United States armed forces and received an honorable discharge. Unlike the situation with other veteran plates, there is no restriction regarding dates of service. (Previous Minnesota "Vet" license plates were specific to individual conflicts, except for the Ex-POW and Congressional Medal of Honor plates.)
Purchase of the new Veteran plates requires a one-time, $30 contribution
to the World War II Veterans Memorial Fund, a $10 plate fee and a
$7 filing fee. Applicants are asked to provide a certified copy of
separation papers (DD 214 or equivalent) at the time of application.
Cost to construct the World War II memorial is anticipated to equal
that of the Vietnam Memorial. The Memorial Fund is currently about
halfway to its goal. Contributions to the memorial fund are being
accepted from veterans and general public at this time.
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