Thousands Apply for CT Veterans’ ID

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Hartford, Conn. (WTNH) – A state program that gives Veterans the option of having an American flag symbol placed on their state-issued drivers license or ID card to show they are a Veteran has proved to be popular.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy has announced that 6,200 Connecticut residents have applied for the program that is designed to help businesses and service providers quickly identify someone as being a Veteran.  3,700 of those Veterans already have the flag on their ID’s.

“We want to ensure that the brave men and women who have selflessly served our nation can have their veteran’ status verified with a simple check of their driver’s license, making the process of accessing veterans’ benefits, health care and education as easy and convenient as possible,” Governor Malloy said.

To apply, a Veteran needs to submit a competed application and proof of honorable discharge to the State Department of Veterans Affairs at least 30 days before visiting a Department of Motor Vehicles or AAA office.

The application can be found at and clicking on “Application for Veteran’s Flag” link.

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