New driver’s licenses to note veterans’ military status

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Pennsylvania veterans can now receive a driver’s license that notes their military status with an American flag and the word “veteran.”

Gov. Tom Corbett and Maj. Gen. Wesley Craig, adjutant general of Pennsylvania, announced the designation Tuesday at the Harrisburg Military Post. Pennsylvania joins 35 other states in offering a veterans designation on driver licenses, Mr. Corbett said.

Additionally, the designation will allow the police and first responders to know if a person is a veteran and will increase awareness of state resources and benefits, Mr. Corbett said.

The designation became available online Sunday, said Barry Schoch, secretary of the Department of Transportation.

The veterans designation was allowed by a 2012 law. Applicants can get a license or identification card with the mark by visiting the PennDOT website. The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will audit submissions to verify veteran status.

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