Created: 10/04/2013 3:46 PM WHEC.com
A local lawmaker wants to help veterans be recognized and he's promoting a new program with hopes of doing just that.
The program is being supported by Assemblyman Steve Hawley, of Batavia. It would allow veterans to list their service status on their driver license or other state ID. The Assemblyman Hawley says it will not only recognize our vets for their service, but help them have better access to benefits for service members.
The program is available to all honorably-discharged veterans of the US Armed Forces. If you would like to obtain this status from the DMV, you must mark the appropriate box on the application form(MV-44 or MV-2) and show your original Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty(DD-214), which states either "Honorable" or "Under Honorable Conditions" in the "Character of Service" section. Eligible veterans who request to have their status from the DMV will have the word "Veterans" printed on the upper left corner of their newly-issued driver license, permit or non-driver ID. For more information, click here.