There’s a New Way to Honor Our Veterans
By Rep. Greg Lucas (R-Erie/Crawford)
While we were safe and sound, sleeping in our homes, they were awake halfway across the globe in harm’s way. When we were enjoying a quiet dinner with our family, they were scraping together a few bites to eat. While we were exercising our freedoms, they were out fighting to defend them.
I’m talking, of course, about United States veterans.
As I travel around the 5th Legislative District, I notice many people express pride in certain things by advertising them on their vehicles.
Sports fans often have bumper stickers or window decals showing their pride in their favorite teams. There are window stickers drivers can use to show their love for the breed of dog they own. People even advertise their favorite vacation destinations with those oval-shaped stickers with three or four letters in them.
Thanks to a new law, Pennsylvanians now can demonstrate their support for the state’s servicemen and women with an “Honoring Our Veterans” license plate available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
The plate was authorized by Act 194 of 2012. It features an American flag and a bald eagle with the words “Honoring Our Veterans.”
The cost of the license plate is $35, with $15 from the sale of each plate dedicated to the Veterans Trust Fund. The trust fund is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to provide grants to veterans service organizations and other charitable organizations.
More information about obtaining the “Honoring Our Veterans” license plate or any other special license plate is available on my website at www.RepLucas.com.
Our military veterans have done so much for our country. This new license plate is just one of the many ways we can show our support for the men and women who have sacrificed on our behalf.
Greg Lucas Reports is a weekly editorial from Rep. Greg Lucas, 5th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and published by EdinboroOnline.com in an effort to keep the citizens of the area informed on matters of importance to them. Rep. Lucas can be reached for further comment or input at his Edinboro Pa office 814-734-2793, or his Linesville, PA office 814-683-5550. www.replucas.com