The State of Vermont Dept. of Motor Vehicles is now offering two new license plates to honor Vermont veterans who received the Air Medal and the Bronze Star for their service to our country.
The two new plates join a lengthy list that include Disabled Veteran, Gold Star Family, Pearl Harbor Survivor, POW, Purple Heart, U.S. Veteran, Vermont National Guard, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) and In Theater plates for Afghanistan, Gulf War, Iraq War, Korean War, Vietnam War, and World War II.
The Air Medal is a military decoration of the United States Armed Forces. It was created in 1942 and is awarded for single acts of heroism or meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. The Bronze Star Medal is a United States Armed Forces decoration awarded to United States Armed Forces members for either heroic achievement, heroic service, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service in a combat zone.
“Our work to honor military veterans is never ending,” said Governor Scott. “We will be forever indebted to the heroes who earned these medals in the line of duty, and this is a small gesture of our appreciation for their bravery, service and devotion to our country and its citizens.”
“Many of us notice license plates as we drive around town and throughout the state, and these two additional license plates for our decorated veterans will enable them to be further recognized by their neighbors, community members, and others around Vermont,” said DMV Commissioner Wanda Minoli.
The Office of Veterans Affairs worked with DMV on graphics of the Air Medal and Bronze Star to create the new license plate designs. Vermonters who have been awarded either medal qualify for the license plate and must first submit an application to the OVA before the DMV can issue the plate.
The DMV offers a variety of license plates for veterans, with a total of 8,485 currently in use on Vermont vehicles. For more information, visit the DMV website.