Delaware’s honorably discharged veterans whose service did not include deployment to specific overseas operations already identified by other specialty plates now have a license plate honoring their own service.
HB 298 was signed into law in August 2018. Shortly thereafter, Marinah Carver of the Division of Motor Vehicles began designing the plate. The tag is now available at DMV locations across the state for veterans with official documentation indicating the vehicle owner is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States military.
For details regarding plate purchase, including required credentials, contact the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles at 302-744-2500.
“It’s essentially for those veterans whose faithful service didn’t include being deployed to one of the many overseas areas involved in conflicts or recognized for specific medals associated with valor or special achievement,” said Dave Skocik, president of the Friends of Delaware Veterans Inc.
The Friends is a volunteer organization comprising veteran leaders from across the state devoted to raising funds for the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund. The trust fund, maintained by the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs, provides one-time grants to honorably discharged veterans in financial emergency. It has saved veterans from vehicle repossessions, utilities shutoffs, evictions and other life-disrupting events. Contributions are tax deductible. For more information or to donate, go to www.DelawareVeteransTrustFund.com.
The first 20 MV tags for military veterans will be auctioned off at veteran-related events, with the proceeds benefitting the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund.
“We appreciate the elected officials who proposed this and the DMV folks who followed through on its implementation,” said Skocik.