North Carolina’s driver license now offers veteran label

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) — As of this week, qualified military veterans in North Carolina can obtain a driver license with a veteran label.

The General Assembly recently passed a law that will allow veterans who have been honorably discharged to apply for a license or identification card with the designation “VETERAN” by presenting their DD-214 discharge forms.

“We are happy to have this new program underway,” said state Motor Vehicles Commissioner Kelly Thomas. “If you’re a vet, we hope you’ll take advantage of this new opportunity to carry your record of service and your state’s appreciation with you anywhere you go.”

The change came about after military veterans asked for the designation to make it easier for them to get military discounts from retailers and service providers.

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