Hawley says new veterans license plates recognize sacrifice vets made for country
Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) praised the announcement of new veteran license plates. The new service branch-specific license plates are available for all branches of U.S. military service: the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines.
“Our veterans have made a tremendous sacrifice for our country and our state,” Hawley said. “This is an opportunity for each of them to be recognized for the commitment they’ve made for all of us. As the start of a new session approaches, I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass more legislation that will inevitably improve the lives of our veterans across the state.”
The new custom plates, made available for the first time in New York, join a number of others offered in the Veteran and Military series, including the Purple Heart Recipient, Vietnam Veteran and War on Terror Veteran license plates.
In order to purchase a custom plate, New Yorkers are required to validate their military service with a copy of their discharge papers (DD-214 or equivalent documentation) and mail a copy with a completed application, found here.
If our politicians REALLY wanted to recognize the sacrifices of our Veterans they would allow qualified Veterans to obtain the plates free of charge, however we all know THAT would never happen. Veterans have already paid a price and now our wonderful, caring politicians will make them pay another price in the form of over priced plates. What they present as a gesture of good will is nothing more than another money making scheme by Little Andy Cuomo and company. I highly doubt the State would go bankrupt allowing them to have the plates free of charge.
FYI, if you want a Marine Corps Plate it is not available unless you join the Marine Corps League at the cost of $30 a year or $500 for lifetime. Why no Marine Corp plate, other states have them?
Hey Rick Hensel,
Let me understand this...... The article is about Republican Assemblyman Hawley talking about the Veterans plates. Yet, you take this as an opportunity to slam "Little Andy". Since the story is about Hawley, do you think it would be more appropriate to ask why Hawley is not advocating for the free plates?
Scott Chismar, not surprised you missed the point.