Purchase veterans license plates

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 — Display your pride and show your support for veterans in California by purchasing a veterans license plate.State-issued veterans license plates let everyone who sees your car know you are either a veteran or that you honor the service of military members who have served our country.These plates come in many formats and prices ranging from free to an extra surcharge on your vehicle license fee.

There is the basic veteran plate or one that says “Honoring Veterans.” Both of these plates may be purchased by anyone whether you are a veteran.Most people who purchase the veteran plate are actually veterans.The Honoring Veterans plates are popular with those who just want to make a statement that they are supportive of veterans.Purchasers can also display a sticker on the plate that commemorates the different units of the armed forces or veteran service organizations, such as the Veterans of Foreign War, American Legion, AMVETS or Vietnam Veterans of California among others.There are 78 stickers to choose from and they are at no additional charge. The extra surcharge to get these plates goes to a special fund that supports the activities of your local county Veterans Service Office.

The State of California also offers special license plates to honor the service of Medal of Honor recipients, recipients of other high decorations, former American prisoners of war, Pearl Harbor survivors, and Purple Heart recipients.

Whether you're a veteran or proud of our veterans who have defended America, get your application for veterans plates today.Information on how to get Veteran plates can be obtained from our office.The available logos and emblems are on display at the California Association of County Veterans Service Officers, Inc. website at cacvso.org.

The Lassen County Veterans Service Office issues veteran I.D. cards to honorably discharged veterans from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. There are many state and federal benefits and programs available to veterans and their dependents.To find out if you are eligible for any of these benefits, visit or call our office.We can and will assist you in completing all required application forms.You can get information on the web from the Lassen County Veterans Service Office webpage, co.lassen.ca.us/GOVT/DEPT/vet_services.

Conner, Army veteran, is the veterans service officer for Lassen County. Send your questions to the Veterans Service Office at 1205 Main St. Susanville CA 96130; call 251-8192; or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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