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​Hundreds of Thousands of Veterans Have Opted for Patriotic Designation on Their Pennsylvania Driver's License, ID Card

November 15, 2017 12:00 AM
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More than 440,000 veterans have had the veterans designation added to their Pennsylvania driver's license or ID card since the option was made available in 2014. The designation — an American flag with the word veteran beneath it — is a patriotic way for veterans to show their pride and convey to others that they served in the United States military.

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Qualified applicants for a veterans designation must have served in the United States Armed Forces and/or the reserve component, and have been discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable.

There is no fee for the veterans designation, however regular renewal or duplicate fees still apply. Forms for driver's license or ID renewals and duplicates have a box for applicants to certify that they are a veteran, and to have the designation added. Once the veterans designation has been added to a driver's license or identification card, it will automatically appear each time the card is renewed.

Veterans holding a non-commercial driver's license or identification card can immediately apply for the designation online.

Commercial driver's cicense holders should visit for instructions on having the veterans designation added to their license

The veterans designation does not entitle a veteran to any special consideration or discount but rather identifies the bearer as a veteran. Any other recognition such as a discount, free meal, or other token of appreciation is completely and solely determined by the organization, business or entity providing a service.​​

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