ANNVILLE, Pa., May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the winter gives way to warmer weather and longer days, more people are hitting the roads enroute to outdoor activities and vacation destinations. The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs suggests that while personal vehicle travel is picking up, now is a good time to purchase an Honoring Our Veterans license plate to show patriotism, while also supporting veterans in need.
"You do not have to be a veteran or active military to purchase one of these license plates and proudly honor veterans while traveling Pennsylvania's scenic roadways, or when driving to other states throughout the country," said Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania's adjutant general. "Veterans always appreciate being acknowledged for their service, and these license plates are the perfect way to say 'thank you,' while also supporting veterans and their families who need assistance."
Available for passenger cars, motorcycles and light duty trucks up to 10,000 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 in assisting veterans in need of shelter and necessities of living.
"PennDOT is proud to offer the Honoring Our Veterans plate," said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. "It is truly a wonderful way for citizens of the commonwealth to show their support for veterans and make a contribution to the Veterans' Trust Fund."
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 Veterans license plate, visit www.vtf.pa.gov or follow DMVA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/padmva.
Joseph Butera, DMVA, 717-861-2178
Alexis Campbell, PennDOT, 717-787-0485
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs