Last year California proudly announced that veterans could now have “VETERAN” printed on their California driver license, saluting them and proving their veteran status when seeking veteran’s benefits.
A veteran would go to a county Veteran’s Service Office (locally at 1320 E. Shaw Ave., Suite 105, Fresno), provide a copy of their separation papers (DD214 or equivalent), obtain the form certifying their veteran status, and take it to a DMV office.
At the DMV office, the veteran would complete the application for a duplicate license and pay $27.00 for the duplicate license – and then pay an extra $5 for having “VETERAN” printed on the license.
California’s veterans are no doubt underwhelmed. There apparently is no limit to the generosity of California’s elected officials and the lengths that they will go to salute veterans – so long as the veterans pay for it.
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John F. Tilly, Coalinga