With the warmer weather and longer days bringing increased travel, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) suggests an Honoring Our Veterans license plate for your vehicle as a great way to show patriotism and also support veterans in need.
“The Honoring Our Veterans license plate is a visible symbol of your support for our veterans and is a frequent reminder to the hundreds of thousands of motorists who travel our roadways every day that the freedom and liberties that we enjoy came at a high price. That high price was paid by generations of brave men and women who served in our armed forces,” said Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the DMVA. “Anyone can purchase one as a tribute, and proceeds from all sales go to support assistance programs for veterans and their families.”
Available for passenger cars, motorcycles and light duty trucks up to 14,000 pounds, an Honoring Our Veterans license plate costs $35, with $15 dollars benefitting Pennsylvania’s Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF). The VTF issues grants to statewide charitable organizations that aid veterans service organizations and county directors of veterans affairs. These valuable advocates use available grants to assist veterans in need of shelter and necessities of living, among other services.
“PennDOT takes great pride in offering the Honoring Our Veterans plate to Pennsylvania’s citizens, who are known for their strong support of our military,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “Contributing to the Veterans’ Trust Fund is an excellent way to show veterans that Pennsylvania cares, and help is available.”
In addition to the sales of these license plates, there are a number of other programs designed to help fund the VTF in support of Pennsylvania veterans. To learn more about other VTF programs or to purchase an Honoring Our Veteranslicense plate, visit www.vtf.pa.gov or follow DMVA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/padmva.